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Doris Lockness
Doris Lockness
Birth: 2 February 1910
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 30 January 2017
Folsom, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 106 years 362 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Doris Lockness (2 February 1910 – 30 January 2017) was a pioneering American aviator.[1][2][3]


Lockness was born in Pennsylvania on 2 February 1910 and began flying in 1939 and worked as a liaison engineer at Douglas Aircraft Company.

She left in 1943 to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. After the war she continued in aviation, working as a flight instructor and performing at air shows.


In 1996 Lockness was awarded a Whirly Girls Livingston Award and in 1997 she was awarded the NAA's Katharine WrightMemorial Trophy. Also in 1997, a biography of Lockness was included in a “Women and Flight” exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum.


Lockness died on 30 January 2017 at the age of 106 years 362 days, three days before her 107th birthday.