Aida de Acosta
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Who is Aida de Acosta?
Aida de Acosta Root Breckinridge was an American socialite and the first woman to fly a powered aircraft solo. In 1903, while in Paris with her mother, she caught her first glimpse of dirigibles. She then proceeded to take only three flight lessons, before taking the sky by herself.
- also known as Aida de Acosta Root Breckinridge, Mrs. Oren Root Sr., Mrs. Henry Breckinridge
- born on (131 years ago) in Elberon, child of Ricardo de Acosta and Micaela Hernandez de Alba y de Alba
- nationality: United States of America
- died on (53 years ago) in Bedford
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