Cobb - Fact Sheet
Amelia Earhart Gold Medal of Achievement. 1949.
four World Aviation Records for Speed, Distance, Absolute Altitude
Woman of the Year in Aviation. 1958.
Amelia Earhart Memorial Award. 1957.
Pilot of the Year by the National Pilots Association. 1959.
woman awarded Gold Wings of the Federacion.
International, Paris, France.
Captain of Achievement by the International Academy of Achievement.
of nine women selected by Life Magazine as the "100 most important
young people in the United States."
three years as consultant to Federal Aviation Administration.
to be America's first woman astronaut. 1959.
and only woman to successfully pass all three phases of Mercury astronaut
consultant to the Administrator of NASA, Mr. James Webb. 1961.
in Congressional hearings on women as astronauts. 1962.
Pilot Captain Wings.
civilian ever given honorary rank in the Colombian Air Force.
Lady Hay Drummond - Jessie R. Chamberlin trophy for "humanitarian
flying in Amazonas."
by the government of Ecuador for "pioneering new air routes over
the Andes mountains and Amazon jungle." 1965.
by governments of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, for "humanitarian flying
serving primitive tribes."
by the government of France for "outstanding flights serving isolated
the Harmon International Trophy for "top woman pilot in the world"
by President Nixon at White House ceremony. 1973.
the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for her "humanitarian contributions
to modern aviation". 1979.
into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as "the most outstanding aviatrix
by the Amazonas Comisaria for "life-saving jungle flights."
Pioneer Woman Award for her "courageous frontier spirit"
serving primitive Indians.
into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame. 1990.
into Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame. 2000.
- Received honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa,
Degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh "for significant
contributions to the nation and to science." May 2007.
- Inducted into the United States National Aviation Hall of Fame at the Enshrinement Ceremony,
Dayton, Ohio, October, 2012.
Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. 1981.)
Into Space: The Jerrie Cobb Story", 1963 (out of print)
"The Story of America's first lady astronaut."
Cobb, Solo Pilot", 1997. (available, see below)
"The story of a courageous woman with an extraordinary talent for
who chose not to exploit it, but rather to use it in serving others."
Books with chapters about Cobb:
"Profiles in Success."
"At the Controls, Women in
"Amelia Earhart's Daughters"
For more information contact:
Ruth Lummis, Director
Jerrie Cobb Foundation Inc.
1602 Dower Way
Sun City Center, FL 33573
book "Jerrie Cobb, Solo Pilot" is available
from the foundation (
$23.00 paperback )