Katherine Sui Fun Cheung: The First Asian American Female Aviator

Some pioneering aviators strived to break records, such as traveling the farthest or flying the fastest. Others worked to promote and introduce aviation to the public. But in a field dominated by White aviators, some worked to break barriers and spread the joy of flying among minorities. As the first Asian American female pilot, Katherine Cheung worked to publicize aviation to the Asian American communities. But her main focus was to break the tradition of quiet Asian girls and teach them to fly instead.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2022