Title: Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air
Author: MEXTED KATHY
Publication date: 01/11/2020
Imprint: NEW SOUTH WALES UNI PRESS
Publishing status: Active
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.
'Pass this book onto a young woman,
who has a dream, and inspire her to take action in whatever direction she
choosesâ€¦who knows where she can end up.' â€” Matt Hall, Red Bull Air Race World Champion
'Like most of these pilots, I was
often away from home, working mostly with men, and figuring out how I fitted
into it all. In my 30-year music career, I've had many girls approach me to
tell me that they picked up a bass after seeing me play. I hope that by reading
this book, young women will see what they can be.' â€” Janet English, Bass Guitarist of Spiderbait
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm