North Carolinian Georgia “Tiny” Broadwich was the first woman in history to parachute from an airplane.
The 1970s: Fatal Distraction
On September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 goes down near Charlotte, the crash — one of the worst in state history — initiates lasting changes to the rules surrounding takeoffs and landings.
Alleghany County’s Fearless Flyers
For a pair of pilots with thousands of miles under their belts, flying a 1946 airplane from coast to coast proved that they could overcome any obstacle.