99-year-old woman soared to record aviation altitude in 1931

A 99-year-old Berlin, Md., woman has a role in history as an aeronautical pioneer, setting a record-high altitude mark of 13,924 feet in a small, two-seater airplane in 1931, when she was just 21. Edna Paul was a secretary at the time and was asked to do the altitude test, and she was able to reach the height in a fabric-covered plane with no heat, oxygen, radio or covered cockpit.

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