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The Ninety Nines

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The Ninety Nines

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The Ninety Nines Inc

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The Ninety Nines

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History of the Ninety Nines Inc

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Ninety Nines Museum of Women Pilots

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Ninety Nines International Organization of Women Pilots

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The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is a nonprofit, international organization of licensed women pilots based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The organization was founded by 99 women pilots in 1929. The Ninety-Nines offers information about the history of women in aviation, as well as details about membership, conferences, educational programs, and more.

Powder Puff Derby of 1929

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The unforgettable true story of the 1929 air race that legitimized female pilots. In 1929, nineteen women set out from Santa Monica, California, in flimsy, propeller driven planes, with a missiona to be the first to cover the 2,759 mile course to Cleveland, Ohio. Dubbed ""The Powder Puff Derby"" by humorist Will Rogers, who covered the race, the competition was aggressive and dangerous. A thrilling narrative, The Powder Puff Derby of 1929 tells the story of the first major female airplane race, whose contestants included Amelia Earhart, the most famous female pilot of her time. Many of the women flew in open cockpits, with no air controllers to help them and often only primitive airports to land on. Yet by facing the hazards with skill and determination, the racers thrilled the nation and pioneered a new future and respect for female aviators. The Powder Puff Derby of 1929 tells the stories of these first female pilots, gutsy and colorful adventurers who flew in air circuses, set altitude and speed records and fought for the right to become part of the male-dominated world of aviation. The book also includes various artifacts of the groundbreaking race, including priceless, never-before-published black and white photos, as well as Air Force maps of the terrain over which the women flew. An inspiring story of confidence and persistence, The Powder Puff Derby of 1929 captures a defining moment in the history of aviation and women's rights."

Records of the Ninety Nines International Organisation of Women Pilots Australian Section

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Collection contains minutes, agenda papers, newsletters, nominations for offices, Governor's reports, general correspondence and financial records.

Sky Girls

Author : Gene Jessen
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"A beautiful and inspiring book...fascinatingly told." — Donna Shirley, former head of the U.S. Mars program, NASA The exhilarating story of the first women who boldly conquered the skies in the first female cross-country air race The year is 1929, and on the eve of America's Great Depression, nineteen gutsy and passionate pilots soared above the glass ceiling in the very first female cross-country air race. Armed with grit and determination, they crossed thousands of miles in propeller-driven airplanes to defy the naysayers who would say it cannot — not should not — be done. From the indomitable Pancho Barnes to the infamous Amelia Earhart, Sky Girls chronicles a defining and previously forgotten moment when some of the first women pilots took their rightful place in the open skies. For a country on the brink of defining change, they would become symbols of hope, daring, and the unstoppable American spirit. And for generations to come, their actions would pave the way for others to step into the brave unknown and learn to fly... Written by female pilot and member of the original Mercury 13 Gene Nora Jessen, Sky Girls celebrates the strength and smarts of these trailblazing women, and sits perfectly on the shelf next to The Radium Girls, Hidden Figures, or Code Girls.