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Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation (Images of Aviation)

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In the beginning of the twentieth century, women were

demanding more freedom. What could bring more freedom

than a chance to fly? Women went up in those early wire-andfabric contraptions to gain independence, to make money, or to make their names as pilots. They sought to prove that women pilots could do just as well as men--and some did far better. Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation tells the story of Blanche Stuart Scott, who made $5,000 a week and

broke forty-one bones; of Harriet Quimby, who flew the English Channel handily and then fell to her death in five feet of water near Boston Harbor; of Ruth Law and Katherine Stinson, who set American distance flying records--all before any of them were allowed to vote. Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation also tells the tales of women behind the scenes--the financiers, engineers, and factory workers--from the earliest days of flying to victory in World War II. These stories of the first female flyers are told in rare, vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, from the archives of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

About the Author

Professional photographer Charles R. Mitchell, who is retired from Corning Inc., is associated with the Oliver House Museum in Penn Yan, New York. He is the author of Penn Yan and Keuka Lake, Hammondsport and Keuka Lake, and with coauthor Kirk W. House, Glenn H. Curtiss: Aviation Pioneer. Kirk W. House, a former teacher and school administrator, is curator of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York, and a historian member of the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738510224
Author:
Mitchell, Charles R.
Author:
House, Kirk W.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AVI;TRA
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Avi
Subject:
WOM
Subject:
NY
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Aviation
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.20x6.26x.34 in. .65 lbs.

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