Australian Women Pilots

Amazing true stories of women in the air

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. Les mer
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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 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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Om forfatteren

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.