helene dutrieu

24 July 1915 - Strong and inspiring women can be found everywhere –including at the front lines of WWI. One of them was Belgian Helene Dutrieu, a cycling world champion and stunt cyclist. In 1910 she learned to fly and became the fourth woman worldwide, and the first Belgian woman, licensed as an aeroplane pilot. In the Great War, Hélène volunteered for war service with France’s Air Patrol and made flights from Paris to check on the location and movement of German troops.