Brisbane Writers Festival 2021

Brisbane Writers Festival is back in 2021 for the 59th year, as we turn the page on a new chapter for the Festival. The Festival will be held from May 7-9 at the State Library of Queensland, with an incredible program of writers, thinkers, dreamers, and artists. For ticketing and more: Brisbane Writers Festival 2021
Australian Women Pilots

Australian Women Pilots


Mexted, Kathy

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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.

'Pass this book onto a young woman, who has a dream, and inspire her to take action in whatever direction she chooses…who knows where she can end up.' — Matt Hall, Red Bull Air Race World Champion

'Like most of these pilots, I was often away from home, working mostly with men, and figuring out how I fitted into it all. In my 30-year music career, I've had many girls approach me to tell me that they picked up a bass after seeing me play. I hope that by reading this book, young women will see what they can be.' — Janet English, Bass Guitarist of Spiderbait

ISBN: 9781742236971
Author: Mexted, Kathy
Publication date: 01/11/2020
Format: Paperback
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm

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