Women have been the butt of driving jokes for decades, but those are directed at women with four wheels beneath them and a steering wheel in their hands. So what about when you put them in a vehicle with wings that can take them soaring through the sky?  Throughout the years, there have been women breaking barriers in the aviation world, and we'd like to take today to pull out some of our favorites and some of the most important. Here are 15 of the most influential female pilots, the fly gals of the century.

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