The Queen Has No Fear Azellia White The First African American Pilot Dies


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Azellia WhiteAzellia White
 (June 3, 1913 – September 15, 2019) was an American aviator who was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license in the United States after World War II and found freedom flying in the skies above the Jim Crow South. She is recognized as a trailblazer, overcoming widespread perceptions at the time, "that neither women nor African Americans were qualified to fly airplanes. She and her husband ran the Sky Ranch Flying Service, an airport and flight school for African-American aviators "She says you just felt free up there, just free
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White died of "natural causes" September 14. She was 106. Her funeral was held September 21, and she was buried in a cemetery just outside Houston.

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Azellia White was such an amazing black queen with a real caring for her people. She represented to the fullest, also was a great inspiration to all the queens out there doing what they have to do to make this world a better place. 

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Though White is regarded as racial pioneer, she flew in the contrails of other African American women who took to the skies.

 

She helped start a flight school. After World War II, White and her husband, along with two other Tuskegee Airmen, created the Sky Ranch Flying Service, which was a flight school, delivery service and airport with a mission to serve the black community during segregation.

White earned her pilot's license in 1946 and flew with Tuskegee Airmen who had come home from the war, according to the Lone Star Flight Museum.

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    In 2018, White was inducted into the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Hall of Fame and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame according to the Lone Star Flight Museum.

    "I just had a good time in life."


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