Lilian Bland: Ireland’s first female pilot, the world’s first female aviation engineer

In the history of aviation, the early greats – the so-called ‘pioneers’ – spring to mind. Gustav Whitehead and the Wright Brothers (who really flew first?), Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Louis Blériot have all earned their places in history.
The geographic location of Ireland on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean has meant that