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Australian women pilots : amazing true stories of women in the air / Kathy Mexted.

By: Publisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2020Copyright date: �2020Description: xvi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9781742236971
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 629.130994 23
List(s) this item appears in: Adventurers, Explorers and Voyagers | Women and Success | Autobiographies and Biographies - Interesting People
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Women have been flying planes ever since there have been planes to fly, but, with a few notable exceptions, they have not been visible or well known. Tenacious, determined and sometimes fearless, Kathy Mexted shares the stories of ten extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies. You will meet trailblazers like Nancy Bird Walton, Deborah Wardley, who was told by Ansett that women couldn't be pilots, and Gaby Kennard, the first Australian woman to fly solo around the world. Others are perhaps less known, but as flyers of Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets, their stories are just as extraordinary. Packed with drama, adventure and sometimes heartbreak, this riveting book is a salute to those women who refused to keep their feet on the ground.

Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book - NSW RFS State Training Academy Book - NSW RFS State Training Academy NSW RFS State Training Academy Dubbo - Aviation Aviation AUS (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan Available for reading on-site at NSW RFS State Training Academy
Book Book NSW Rural Fire Service Library Aircraft Aircraft 14562 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 14562

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