Women and flight: portraits of contemporary women pilots

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National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution ;
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1st ed.
"Women pilots took to the skies soon after the Wright brothers, but only a handful - Harriet Quimby, Amelia Earhart, and Sally Ride, for example - have been recognized for their contributions to aviation. Now, with this unique book, Carolyn Russo and the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum set the record straight by celebrating America's unsung pilots. Ninety spectacular duotone photographs, accompanied by extensive interviews and biographical sketches, capture thirty-six women aviators and astronauts from all walks of airborne life. The range of the women included is inspiring, from an eighty-eight-year-old who still operates an airfield to the first woman assigned to fly a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Air Force; from the only Eskimo woman aviator in Alaska, Ellen Paneok - or "Owl Eyes" to the Eskimo elders - to Shannon Lucid, the astronaut who set an American record for length of time in space. Here are women in commercial and military occupations: a skywriter, a crop duster, an aerial photographer, a cattle herder, a helitack pilot, sport aviators, and several women in the U.S. Armed Forces, including one of the first female Navy combat pilots. For anyone interested in aviation and space flight, women trailblazers, and photography, Women and Flight is a fascinating journey of discovery."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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subject_facet Biographies, Portraits, Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography, Women air pilots -- United States -- Portraits, Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography, Women astronauts -- United States -- Portraits, Women in aeronautics -- United States -- Biography
title_display Women and flight : portraits of contemporary women pilots
title_full Women and flight : portraits of contemporary women pilots / Carolyn Russo ; introduction by Dorothy Cochrane
title_short Women and flight :
title_sub portraits of contemporary women pilots
topic_facet Portraits, Women air pilots, Women astronauts, Women in aeronautics