Anne Bridge Baddour began her aviation career in 1953 at Revere Aviation, Revere, Massachusetts. She further trained at Learjet training school in Connecticut and at Flight Safety, Wichita Kansas. She holds an airline transport pilot license with Sel, Mel, SES ratings and an AAS from Pine Manor College.
Anne has flown more than 40 different types of aircraft, from helicopters to fixed-wing, prop, turboprop, jets, including an F3D and an F/A 18. She is qualified in 32 different aircraft and has more than 2,700 hours of flight time.
Anne worked as a research pilot for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility, doing airborne research for the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration. She was an early tester of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The aircraft she flew included a DeHavilland Twin Otter, Beechcraft King Air, Twin Cessna 421, Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna 172, Navajo Chieftan and Beechcraft 1900 Airliner. She was a pilot with MIT Lincoln Laboratory for more than 20 years, and was their first woman pilot. And more…..Come visit the exhibit!