Legacy Stories

Janet Harmon Bragg

Janet Harmon Bragg spent the major part of her life encouraging blacks to become active in aviation. She was an active pilot for over 35 years, earned a Commercial Pilot License and logged over 2,000 flying hours. In 1984, Bragg was honored by the University of Arizona Black Alumni Association as the first black woman to receive a commercial pilot’s license in the USA. She also was presented the Certificate of Appreciation by the FAA and was awarded the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for her contributions to aviation by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Janet Bragg is part of the Women in Flight Exhibit in Hangar 1.

Janet Harmon Bragg portrait

A Legacy Story About Janet Harmon Bragg

Narrated by her nephews, The Harper Family

Video by African American Museum of Southern Arizona

Clarence Harper – Clip

Clarence Harper – Full Interview

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