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High-Flying Women: A World History of Female Pilots

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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 an aeronautical engineer by training, and has pursued a career as a French aviation historian and author. He has published numerous articles and around 20 books, both in France and abroad, on French and American aircraft and the history of aviation technology. He is the author of Boeing: The Complete Story, also published by Haynes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857332578
Subtitle:
A World History of Female Pilots
Publisher:
Haynes Publishing UK
Author:
Pelletier, Alain
Author:
Pelletier, Alain J.
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Military
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121101
Binding:
Hardback
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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