Margaret Mary KELMAN
Also known as: née McKillop, Peg, Peggy
Died: 23/12/1998Special Achievements:
Peggy flew barnstorming flights in New South Wales in 1935. In one day's work she achieved 29 take offs. This Aussie pilot claimed but one record: "The first and only pilot to fly from England to Australia whilst pregnant." Peggy with her great love of flight was still flying well into her eighties.
1935 - Peggy Kelman and Nancy Bird were the first two women in New South Wales to fly at night.
1937 - She said she was the first and only pioneering pilot to fly from England to Australia while pregnant.
1932 - Gained her A license (now called Private Pilot license).
1935 - Received a commercial license.
1978 - She was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in for her services to women's aviation.
1985 - Made a Life Member of Australian Women Pilots' Association.
Hargrave the Pioneers: Aviation and Aeromodelling -- Interdependent Evolution and Histories. "Peggy Kelman (nee) McKillop, OBE (1909 - 1999): Australian Pioneer Aviatrix by Rhonda Tulk, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Jan 1999".