Dorothy Rice Sims, who learned to fly at the Wright School, Mineola, New York, in 1916, passed away of a heart attack, March 24th,
1960 while in Cairo, Egypt. She is credited with being the first woman to ride a motorcycle as well as one of the first to navigate a plane.
She was a painter, sculptress and writer as well as a flyer, and she was one of the country's best known bridge players. Her book,
"Curioser and Curioser," which was published in 1940, presents much of her life and experiences in a most entertaining manner.