Death of Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock

November 22, 1925 - September 30, 2014
| Age 88

First female pilot to circle globe dies
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DAN SEWELL, The Associated Press

Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.

"Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said.

But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military base to seeing a burning wire aboard her plane loaded with extra fuel.

Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who became the first female pilot to fly solo...

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