To celebrate Women's History Month, join us for a virtual program about the adventures of women pilots on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm. Please register at Women Pilots with Pat Gregory.
Pat Gregory will discuss stories about women pilots, how she became interested in flying, and what it takes to be a pilot. Pat has been flying for over 30 years and is a retired science teacher. Pat is a leader in the Santa Clara Valley 99s, an organization for women pilots. The 99s were originally formed in 1929 by 99 women pilots.
Born to Fly by Steve Sheinkin draws the reader into the first women's air race across America. In 1929, the best 20 women pilots entered the first Women's Air Derby from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland, Ohio. To qualify, pilots had to have at least 100 hours of solo flight, including a minimum 25 hours of cross-country flying. For more books about pioneer women pilots and more recent brave women, check out some of these books: