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Australian Women Pilots By Kathy  Mexted

Australian Women Pilots

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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.

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Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air by Kathy Mexted

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 piloting Spitfires, Tiger Moths, fire bombers and RAAF 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.
  • As a magazine writer, Kathy knows how to quickly draw in her reader and the book is filled with engagingly told stories of inspirational women
  • Each chapter focuses on an individual stereotype-busting pilot and tells her story
  • Selection includes RAAF flyers, commercial pilots, solo round-theworld adventurers, crop dusters and fire bombers
  • Includes aviation trailblazers: only Australian woman to deliver aircraft in WWII (Gething); first Australian woman to fly commercially in PNG (Toole); first Australian woman to fly solo around the world (Kennard)
  • Black-and-white photos of each pilot included throughout, plus a colour picture section

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About Kathy Mexted


Kathy Mexted is a writer, photographer and editor of Airsport magazine. She learned to fly thirty years ago and flies light planes from her farm in Victoria.

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GOR011099471
Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air by Kathy Mexted
Kathy Mexted
Used - Like New
Paperback
NewSouth Publishing
2020-11-01
272
1742236979
9781742236971
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.