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In 1929, Greensboro native Mary Webb Nicholson became the first licensed female pilot in North Carolina. She learned to fly at Raven Rock Flying School in Portsmouth, Ohio. Nicholson flew with the British Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II and was killed in 1943, when the engine on her plane failed. Too low to the ground to parachute, she died trying to land the plane.