Walking on Air by Janann Sherman

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  • Title: Walking on Air
  • Author: Janann Sherman
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: August 2011
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781617031243


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Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902-1975) was as soon as one of the crucial well-known ladies in America. In the 1930s, her phrases and pictures have been splashed throughout the entrance pages of newspapers throughout the nation. The press labeled her “second solely to Amelia Earhart amongst America’s ladies pilots,” and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt named her among the many “eleven ladies whose achievements make it protected to say that the world is progressing.” Omlie started her profession within the early 1920s when aviation was unregulated and open to these daring sufficient to take it on, male or feminine. She earned the primary industrial pilot’s license issued to a girl and have become a profitable air racer. During the New Deal, she grew to become the primary girl to carry an government place in federal aeronautics. In Walking on Air , creator Janann Sherman presents a radical and entertaining biography of Omlie. In 1920, the Des Moines, Iowa, native purchased herself a Curtiss JN-4D airplane and commenced studying the way to fly and carry out stunts along with her future husband, pilot Vernon Omlie. She danced the Charleston on the highest wing, hung by her tooth under the airplane, and carried out parachute jumps within the Phoebe Fairgrave Flying Circus. Using interviews, modern newspaper articles, archived radio transcripts, and different archival supplies, Sherman creates a posh portrait of a daring aviator struggling for recognition within the early days of flight and an in depth examination of how American flying modified over the 20th century


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