Women in Aviation – A Legacy of Success

Women in Aviation – A Legacy of Success

by Henry M. Holden
     
 
These short biographies in the Great Women in Aviation Series tell the stories of notable women pilots whose passion for flight inspires young and old alike to take to the skies. This 3,000 word monograph is not meant to be a comprehensive history of women in aviation, but it discusses their involvement in aviation, and the positive message they convey. The main

Overview

These short biographies in the Great Women in Aviation Series tell the stories of notable women pilots whose passion for flight inspires young and old alike to take to the skies. This 3,000 word monograph is not meant to be a comprehensive history of women in aviation, but it discusses their involvement in aviation, and the positive message they convey. The main purpose of this biography is to inspire youth to follow their dreams of flight. This will make an excellent source for a book report or other paper.

In 1910, Raymonde de la Roche, of France, became the first woman in the world to earn a pilot's license. In the United States, however, prominent men in aviation, like the Wrights, refused to let women pilot aircraft. Harriet Quimby, Bonnie Tiburzi, Kim Darst, Martha King, Sally Ride and Eileen Collins would prove at if a woman wants to fly she can and should, if she chooses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014545464
Publisher:
Black Hawk Publishing Co.
Publication date:
04/19/2012
Series:
Great Women in Aviation , #11
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
325 KB

Meet the Author

Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 40 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.

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