Elsie Raymonde

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Elise Raymonde Deroche was born in Paris, France back in 1882. She enjoyed motorcycles and cars in her early years. As a young woman she was an actress using the stage name of Raymonde de Larouche.

During WWI she served in the military as a driver, chauffeuring officers from the rear zones to the front line. she died in 1919, in a crash while she was in a plane.

What you may not know about Elsie Raymonde Deroche AKA Raymonde de Laroche is that she is the first woman in the world to receive a pilot’s license. The crash in 1919 where she died she was in an experimental aircraft. Exactly what went wrong during the approach landing has never been found.

A statue of her is at the Le Bourget Airport in France. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, pass it on.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Elsie was a pioneer dare devil who led the way! Enjoy your day!

Nov 07, 2017 04:17 AM #1
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Another interesting snapshot of history by James Dray - the master of historical biographies!

Nov 07, 2017 04:23 AM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Another important historical female figure, I'd never heard of until today, James. Thanks.

Nov 07, 2017 04:30 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray what a nice piece of information to share about a woman who gave her life to improve the quality of life for others....

Nov 07, 2017 04:36 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Sounds like an amazing woman James. I was interested and intrigued.

Nov 07, 2017 04:51 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

If it were not for testers we would never have gotten off the ground!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 07, 2017 05:25 AM #6
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

You find the most interesting people to write about! Elsie was a pioneer and with testers like herself we wouldn't be where we are in the airline business.

Nov 07, 2017 05:37 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sad that she had to go out that way but fro a woman like that is was probably what she thought would become of her.

Nov 07, 2017 06:00 AM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Another female FIRST...I love it.....I am waiting for one to be drafted by the NFL as a kicker .....bet they would do well !

Nov 07, 2017 06:13 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another nice bit of history, I always learn so much from your posts!  I hope that your day is being enjoyed!

Nov 07, 2017 06:33 AM #10
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Interesting how many women flew during both wars, ferrying aircraft around. 

Nov 07, 2017 07:01 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love to hear about adventurous and pioneering women. Thanks for sharing the story of Elsie. D 

Nov 07, 2017 07:02 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- what a courageous woman!!! Thank you for doing this every day. 

Nov 07, 2017 08:33 AM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Thank you James Dray I had never heard of Elsie Raymonde.  What a woman!

Nov 07, 2017 12:50 PM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Another pioneer in history. She sounds like she was an amazing woman. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 07, 2017 07:49 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

The crash happened the year my father was born James Dray yet even today she is great...

Nov 07, 2017 08:54 PM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Next time I am at Le Bourget, I will look for her statue.  Thanks for that story. A

Nov 07, 2017 09:42 PM #17
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I would hope we could say that Elsie died doing what she loved to do.  

Nov 08, 2017 04:02 AM #18
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