High-Flying Women by Alain Pelletier
A World History of Female Pilots

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This book traces the careers of these exceptional female pilots from all over the world, from the first woman to board a plane, to the accomplished pilots and astronauts of today. Includes biographies on both the well-known and unknown, this book focuses not only on the pilots themselves, but also on those who worked on the ground; engineers, heads of enterprise and nurses, to name a few. It features 50 illustrated biographies and over 400 photographs, all in a well-designed and attractive package. This inspiring book provides outstanding coverage of the history of female aviators.

 

About Alain Pelletier

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Alain Pelletier is an aeronautical engineer by training, and has pursued a career as a French aviation historian and author. He has published numerous articles and around 20 books, both in France and abroad, on French and American aircraft and the history of aviation technology. He is the author of Boeing: The Complete Story, also published by Haynes.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Haynes Publishing UK. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War.