By 1930, there were 28 Australian Women with Class'A' Licences. The first Commercial 'B' Licence
for a woman was issued in 1931 to Phyllis Arnott, who never used it for commercial aviation purposes. She later became an opera singer. In 1950, a group of women pilots met at the invitation of the founding President Nancy-Bird Walton to form a group of women with similar interests in flying, and so The Australian Women Pilots Association was born. For more information visit the Australian Women Pilots Association Website.