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Jerrie Cobb

1931 - 2019

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Geraldyn M. Cobb (March 5, 1931 – March 18, 2019), commonly known as Jerrie Cobb, was an American pilot and aviator. She was also part of the Mercury 13, a group of women who underwent physiological screening tests at the same time as the original Mercury Seven astronauts. She was the first to complete each of the tests.Cobb set three aviation records in her 20s: the 1959 world record for nonstop long-distance flight, the 1959 world light-plane speed record, and a 1960 world altitude record for lightweight aircraft of 37,010 feet (11,280 m; 11.28 km). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerrie Cobb has received more than 956,722 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jerrie Cobb is the 52nd most popular pilot, the 7,627th most popular biography from United States and the 11th most popular American Pilot.

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Among pilots, Jerrie Cobb ranks 52 out of 48Before her are Lotfia Elnadi, Jacqueline Cochran, Stasys Girėnas, Maryse Bastié, Wally Funk, and Hélène Boucher. After her are Viktor Talalikhin, Charles Kingsford Smith, Cornelia Fort, Yves Rossy, Gregorio Fuentes, and Péter Besenyei.

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Among people born in 1931, Jerrie Cobb ranks 398Before her are Juan Pereda, Yves Dreyfus, Karl-Friedrich Haas, Virginia McKenna, Anton Moravčík, and Agustín García-Gasco Vicente. After her are Giovanni Zucchi, Índio, Sergei Adian, Pál Várhidi, Raúl Belén, and Della Reese. Among people deceased in 2019, Jerrie Cobb ranks 359Before her are Ivan Vutsov, Egisto Pandolfini, Gunder Bengtsson, Tim Conway, Patricia Bath, and Richard Lugar. After her are Manfred Stolpe, Kjell Bäckman, Enriqueta Basilio, Raymond Bellot, Inger Berggren, and Klara Guseva.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerrie Cobb ranks 7,627 out of 18,182Before her are Samantha Fox (1950), Michael J. Adams (1930), Katherine Neville (1945), A Martinez (1948), Jaye Davidson (1968), and Sumner Paine (1868). After her are Julieta Venegas (1970), Stanley Turrentine (1934), Oliver Campbell (1871), Henry Flagler (1830), Nella Larsen (1891), and David Todd Wilkinson (1935).

Among PILOTS In United States

Among pilots born in United States, Jerrie Cobb ranks 11Before her are Chuck Yeager (1923), Joseph Kittinger (1928), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Bessie Coleman (1892), Jacqueline Cochran (1906), and Wally Funk (1939). After her are Cornelia Fort (1919).