Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart may be the most famous trailblazing women within the world of early aviation, but there were many others. From the Wright brothers' sister Katherine, who was awarded the Legion d'honneur, to Mary, Lady Heath, the first woman to pilot a light aircraft from South Africa to England, the history of aviation is peppered with pioneering women who broke down the barriers of this male-dominated field. This is the story of those female aviators: not only the widely celebrated records of Johnson and Earhart, but also the now lesser-known exploits of those such as Mary, Lady Bailey, who was awarded an OBE in 1930. This essential guide also covers the new opportunities carved out for women during the Second World War, the age of space flight and women's ongoing work in aviation in the modern age of equality.
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Publication date: 14/06/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
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Dimensions: 210mm X 149mm
Introduction The Early Years The Flying Ladies `Lady Lindy': Amelia Earhart Amy, Wonderful Amy Spitfire Girls Acceptance Gained Further Reading Places to Visit Index