Bessie Coleman - Le Crotoy, Flying School

Bessie Coleman - Le Crotoy, Flying School Aviation & Space Exploration Geography

Le Crotoy is a seaside town in the north of France.  Its beach is especially popular because it faces south - highly unusual, given its location.

For a time, in the 15th century, Joan of Arc was imprisoned at Le Crotoy.  For Americans, the town is important because it was here that Bessie Coleman - the first African-American female pilot - learned to fly. 

Not allowed to study aviation in America, because of her gender and skin color, Bessie received a French pilot's license.  When she returned to the States, she was able to fly because of that license.

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Photo of scene in Le Crotoy, France by Mikeones, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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