Gidsken Nilsine Jakobsen life and biography

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Gidsken Nilsine Jakobsen biography

Date of birth : 1908-08-01
Date of death : 1990-06-13
Birthplace : Norway
Nationality : Norwegian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2010-07-20
Credited as : Aviator and aviation pioneer, second Norwegian woman who got a pilot's license,

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Gidsken Nilsine Jakobsen, born 1 August 1908 – died 13 June 1990 was a Norwegian aviation pioneer.

She was among the first Norwegians who tried to establish commercial aviation in Norway, and in 1932 she established her own airline, making her the first female leader of a Scandinavian airline. When she registered her first aircraft in Oslo (1939), she became the first to fly from Northern Norway to the capitol during winter.

Jakobsen was the second Norwegian woman who got a pilot's license, at the age of 20. She achieved the highest rank of the 10 students attending the course.

Norwegian Air Shuttle dedicated one of their Boeing 737 aircraft, LN-KKG to Jakobsen, and her portrait is on the planes vertical stabilizer.

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