On This Day in Aviation History
March 8th in Aviation History: Charles De Gaulle Airport Opens for Service, First Woman Receives Pilot License
1974 – Charles De Gaulle Airport opens in Paris after eight years of planning and construction.
1928 – The U.S. Congress passes the Foreign Air Mail Act, authorizing private companies to bid on contracts to carry U.S. mail overseas. The law would lead to the formation of Pan American Airways, which began by transporting mail to and from South America.
1910 – Raymonde de Laroche of France becomes the first woman in the world to receive a pilot’s license.