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The words "Women Fly" are stitched on one of the hottest ball caps at air shows around the country. Women also run wind tunnel experiments, direct air traffic, and fabricate airplanes. American women have been involved with flight from the beginning, but until 1940, most people believed women could not fly, that Amelia Earhart was an exception to the rule. World War II changed everything. "It is on the record that women can fly as well as men, " stated General Henry H. Arnold, commanding general of the Army Air Forces. The question became "Should women fly?" American Women and Flight since 1940 tells the story of this ongoing debate and its impact on American history. From Jackie Cochran, whose perseverance led to the formation of the Women's Army Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II to the recent achievements of Jeannie Flynn, the Air Force's first woman fighter pilot, and Eileen Collins, NASA's first woman shuttle commander, Deborah G. Douglas introduces a host of determined women who overcame prejudice and became military fliers, airline pilots, and air and space engineers. Not forgotten are stories of flight attendants, air traffic controllers, and mechanics. This new edition is intended for both the general reader and the aviation historian and contains extensive illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813190730
With:
Foster, Amy E.
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
With:
Foster, Amy E.
Author:
Douglas, Deborah G.
Author:
Young, Lucy B.
Location:
Lexington, Ky.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women air pilots
Subject:
Air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Women air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Aviation - General
Series Volume:
1365
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
359
Dimensions:
8.96x6.16x.73 in. 1.10 lbs.

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