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Silver Wings New Zealand Women Aviators by Shirley Laine, Published by Grantham House, 1989, 1st Edition, Softcover, Pgs 112,

Condition: Book is in good overall condition. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and tidy throughout.

Gladys Sandford was the first woman in New Zealand to obtain her pilots Licence in December 1925 in a domain that previously was thought of as the preserve of men. From then on in things changed and New Zealand began to have a number of women pilots. Not surprisingly their contribution and achievements have been significant. The book presents a list of 52 New Zealand women who were granted pilot licences (from 1925) up to Nov 1939. Contents include: The Pioneers, The 1920’s: The First Women Pilots, The 1930’s: Major Developments, The Jean Batten Story, The War Years, The 1950’s and 1960’s: Two Exciting Decades, Airline Pilots – The RNZAF – Aerobatics – Aerial Topdressing, Parachuting – Skydiving - Gliding – Helicopters. Please click here to ask a question
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