Silver Wings New Zealand Women Aviators

Stock Code:
BAD8498
Price:
$25.00

Description

Silver Wings New Zealand Women Aviators by Shirley Laine. 'Back in the 1920s a woman's place was deemed to be on the ground (preferably in the home) and not in the skies. But, from 22 December 1925, when Gladys Sandford became the first woman in New Zealand to obtain a pilot's licence, that concept began to change. The 1930s saw more women obtaining licences despite the prejudice from male colleagues, from the aviation industry and from friends. Among the courageous early flyers of that decade was Jean Batten, whose name became a household word and who inspired many other young women to take up flying. During World War II several New Zealand women pilots flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary in England. This book tells the history of New Zealand women in the air from the pioneer era to the present-day when there are women flying as airline pilots and with the RNZAF. A LARGE BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FREIGHT.

Details

  • Author:
    Laine, Shirley
  • Book Condition:
    Good Plus
  • Publisher:
    Graham House
  • Edition:
    First
  • Jacket Condition:
    None
  • Binding:
    Soft Cover
  • Location:
    Y1
  • ISBN:
    1869340213
  • Size:
    4to
  • Pages:
    112
  • Publish Date:
    1989
Stock Level:
1 In Stock