Lynn Homan; Thomas Reilly Women Who Fly

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Women Who Fly

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In the early days of flight, it was thought that flying was too dangerous to risk losing women who were wives and mothers. Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Amelia Earhart, Emily Warner, Sally Ride, and Eileen Collins (the first female space shuttle commander), proved that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly.

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In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history by successfully flying a plane of their own design. Though many men were inspired by their example, less is made of the many women who dreamed of taking to the skies.
In the early days of flight, people did not want women to become pilots. It was thought that they were not strong enough, that they were too emotional to cope with the inevitable emergencies, and that flying was just plain too dangerous to risk women who were wives and mothers. Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Amelia Earhart, Emily Warner, Sally Ride, and others, demonstrated that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly.
Bringing extensive experience in historical research, writing, and creative design to their work, Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly are partners in a firm that produces permanent as well as traveling museum exhibitions. A licensed pilot, Reilly has flown both fixed-wing aircraft and hot-air balloons. They have also written Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen; Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, for young adults; and The Tuskegee Airmen Story and Girls Fly!, picture books. All are published by Pelican.

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Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Ruth Law, and others, demonstrated that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly. The pioneering spirit carries through to the present, influencing women such as astronauts Sally Ride and Eileen Collins, as well as a new generation of airline and military pilots.
Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly are also coauthors of Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen; Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, for young adults; and The Tuskegee Airmen Story and Girls Fly!, picture books. All are published by Pelican.

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