Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The women pilots that history forgot

On November 15, 2016, Karla Pequenino of CNN had an article published in their Best of Travel section called "The women pilots that history forgot."
Here are the first three paragraphs:
More than 100 years after Harriet Quimby broke down barriers as the first woman to earn a pilot certificate, there are still very few women who choose flying as a career.
Worldwide, only 3% of airline pilots are women, the Royal Aeronautical Society said earlier this month.
Now, there's a move to change that."
Aviator Penny Hamilton has established an project called Teaching Women to Fly in an effort to encourage more women to go after a career as an airline pilot.

Author Laurie Norato has researched women pilots for a new book called Crossing the Horizon which was published in October 2016.. It's a novelized version of history - about three women and their co-pilots who attempted to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (before Amelia Earhart finally succeeded
The book can be purchased from Amazon, Barns & Noble, and other retailers.

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