Download e-book for iPad: North Carolina Aviatrix Viola Gentry: The Flying Cashier by Jennifer Bean Bower,Cris Takacs

By Jennifer Bean Bower,Cris Takacs

ISBN-10: 1540207307

ISBN-13: 9781540207302

ISBN-10: 1609496957

ISBN-13: 9781609496951

Viola Gentry of Rockingham County, North Carolina, discovered to fly in 1924 and fast accomplished larger heights. In 1925, the aviatrix took her first solo flight. the next yr, she flew below the Brooklyn and new york Bridges, and in 1928, she tested the 1st formally recorded women's solo persistence flight list. She turned the 1st federally authorized woman pilot from North Carolina that very same 12 months. She used to be a countrywide superstar, and her task in a brand new York eating place secured her the nickname the "Flying Cashier." Gentry grew to become own associates with fellow pioneers of aviation Amelia Earhart, Wiley publish and normal James "Jimmy" Doolittle. After a near-fatal crash, Gentry concentrated her efforts on championing aviation for ladies and retaining its early background. writer Jennifer Bean Bower unearths the lifetime of one of many nice ladies in Tar Heel kingdom history.

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