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Women aviators : 26 stories of pioneer flights, daring missions, and record-setting journeys

Author: Karen Bush Gibson
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the ""Third Wright Brother, "" and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gibson, Karen Bush.
Women aviators.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN: 9781613745434 1613745435 9781613745410 1613745419 1306011264 9781306011266
OCLC Number: 851315646
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Booktitle; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Part I: Pioneers of Aviation; Baroness De Laroche: "Bird Woman"; Harriet Quimby: First Woman to Fly across the English Channel; Bessie Coleman: Queen Bess; Neta Snook: The Woman Who Taught Amelia to Fly; Part II: The Golden Age of Flight; Amelia Earhart: The Most Famous Female Aviator in the World; Louise Thaden: Women's Air Derby Winner; Bobbi Trout: From Service Station to Airfield; Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport; Edna Gardner Whyte: Nothing Could Stop Her From Flying. Katherine Cheung: The First Licensed Asian American Woman PilotBeryl Markham: African Bush Pilot Crosses Atlantic; Willa Brown: Integrating the Us Armed Forces; Part III: Wartime and Military Flying; Jacqueline Cochran: Women Pilots Can Make a Difference; Violet Cowden: Determined Wasp; Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart; Hanna Reitsch: The World's First Female Test Pilot; Part IV: All Part of the Job; Pancho Barnes: Stunt Flyer Extraordinaire; Lynn Rippelmeyer and Beverly Burns: Airline Pilot Captains; Wally Funk: Air Safety Investigator; Patty Wagstaff: Aerobatic Firefighter. Ingrid Pedersen: Polar Bush PilotPart V: Making a Difference; Ruth Nichols: Relief Wings in Times of Disaster; Fay Gillis Wells: Promoting World Friendship through Flying; Jennifer Murray: Helicopter Flying for Charity; Ida Van Smith: Teaching Children to Fly; Jerrie Cobb: Missionary Pilot; Acknowledgments; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Karen Bush Gibson.
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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the ""Third Wright Brother, "" and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and race.

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