Anne Bridge Baddour

Year Inducted: 
2005

Anne Bridge Baddour is the first woman pilot to fly as an experimental research pilot for the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility, doing airborne research for the Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration. In this job from 1977 to 1997, she flew standard civilian aircraft, in the cabin of which had been installed new technology projects for communications, radar, navigation, and lasers. Previous employment included being a manager, pilot, administrative assistant, ferry pilot, flight dispatcher, aviation consultant, corporate pilot, and aviation instructor. Baddour has competed in 16 air races, beginning in 1954, and has established numerous world aviation records.

Her ongoing involvement in the Aero Club of New England has been varied and exhaustive. She served on their Board of Directors from 1977 to 2002, establishing several scholarships, and has served as an advisor since then. She served on the Board of Directors, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Daniel Webster College, Boston University Library–Special Collections, Villa Viscaya, and the Miami Maritime Museum.

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