Aviation for Girls


Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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BOOK ZONE Stars of the Sky, Legends All by Ann Lewis Cooper and Sharon Rajnus Women have been an important part of aviation history from its start. This book shares the remarkable stories and illustrates the lives of many female pioneers who have courage, commitment, and conviction. Fly Girls by Patricia O'Connell Pearson At the height of World War II, the U.S. Army Air Forces faced a desperate need for skilled pilots. Some 1,100 female pilots were determined to offer their flying skills and positive attitude known as the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Be inspired by reading about their pioneering and passionate spirits. The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World by Nancy Roe Pimm A housewife and mom, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus—also known as Charlie—she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly 23,000 miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Jerrie persevered. Big History in Flight From Drifting and Soaring to Flying and Deep-Space Exploration by Wendy Curtis and Evan Penn Serio This 200-plus-page book with over 100 full-color spreads are a thorough journey of the development of flight from the beginning to space travel. > > > > The author Patricia O'Connell Pearson with WASP Millicent Young Peters 22

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