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Synopsis:

This book traces the careers of these exceptional female pilots from all over the world, from the first woman to board a plane, to the accomplished pilots and astronauts of today. In the early days of aviation, the decision to become a pilot was not one to be taken lightly. The women who embarked upon this adventurous career had to demonstrate boldness, dedication and patience. The names of many women who contributed to aviation history have inevitably been forgotten – apart from a few who achieved iconic status, such as Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson.

About the Author

Alain Pelletier is a French aviation historian and author. An aeronautical engineer by training, he has published numerous articles and books, both in France and abroad, focusing on French and American aircraft as well as aspects of the history of aviation technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857332578
Publisher:
Haynes Publishing
Subject:
Aviation - History
Author:
Pelletier, Alain
Author:
Pelletier, Alain J.
Subject:
Aviation - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
368 bandw, 72 color illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.06 x 11.03 x 0.6 in 0.8 lb

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This book traces the careers of these exceptional female pilots from all over the world, from the first woman to board a plane, to the accomplished pilots and astronauts of today. In the early days of aviation, the decision to become a pilot was not one to be taken lightly. The women who embarked upon this adventurous career had to demonstrate boldness, dedication and patience. The names of many women who contributed to aviation history have inevitably been forgotten – apart from a few who achieved iconic status, such as Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson.

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