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Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots

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Women pilots took to the skies soon after the Wright brothers, but only a handful -- Amelia Earhart, Beryl Markham, and Sally Ride, for example -- have ever been recognized for their achievements. Now, with this unique book and an accompanying exhibition, Carolyn Russo and the National Air and Space Museum set the record straight by celebrating aviation's unsung heroines.<P>More than eighty spectacular black-and-white photographs, accompanied by interviews and biographical sketches, capture thirty-six of today's most notable women aviators -- from Air Force fighter pilots and aerial photographers to airline pilots and skywriters. Here is an eighty-eight-year-old who still operates an airfield; a twenty-two-year-old who is one of the country's most highly respected civilian helicopter pilots and mechanics; the only Eskimo woman aviator in Alaska; and many more. For anyone interested in aviation or women trailblazers, Women and Flight is a fascinating journey of discovery.
Product Details

Author: Carolyn Russo, Dorothy Cochrane, Nationa

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1st)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Bulfinch Pr

Release Date: 1997-01-01

Pages: 192

ISBN: 082122168X

ISBN13: 9780821221686