Canadian Women in the Sky

Canadian Women in the Sky

100 Years of Flight

Book - 2015
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Univ of Toronto Pr
How a few women fought to board planes, then fly them, and finally to break through earth’s atmosphere into space.

The story of how women in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a place in the world of air travel, first as passengers, then as flight attendants and pilots, and, finally, as astronauts. Anecdotes, sometimes humourous and always amazing, trace these women’s challenges and successes, their slow march over 100 years from scandal to acceptance, whether in Second World War skies, in hostile northern bush country, and even beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

From the time the first woman climbed on board a flying machine as a passenger to the moment a Canadian woman astronaut visited the International Space Station, this is an account of how the sky-blue glass ceiling eventually cracked, allowing passionate and determined “air-crazy” women the opportunity to fly.
Canadian Women in the Skytraces a century of Canadian women’s progress in aviation and space flight. From the first woman to climb on aboard a flying machine as a passenger to a female astronaut’s second visit to the International Space Station, these women cracked the sky-blue glass ceiling to achieve their dreams.

Ingram Publishing Services
How a few women fought to board planes, then fly them, and finally to break through earth’s atmosphere into space.

The story of how women in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a place in the world of air travel, first as passengers, then as flight attendants and pilots, and, finally, as astronauts. Anecdotes, sometimes humourous and always amazing, trace these women’s challenges and successes, their slow march over 100 years from scandal to acceptance, whether in Second World War skies, in hostile northern bush country, and even beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

From the time the first woman climbed on board a flying machine as a passenger to the moment a Canadian woman astronaut visited the International Space Station, this is an account of how the sky-blue glass ceiling eventually cracked, allowing passionate and determined “air-crazy” women the opportunity to fly.
Canadian Women in the Skytraces a century of Canadian women’s progress in aviation and space flight. From the first woman to climb on aboard a flying machine as a passenger to a female astronaut’s second visit to the International Space Station, these women cracked the sky-blue glass ceiling to achieve their dreams.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, c2015
ISBN: 9781459731875
Branch Call Number: 629.13092 MUI
Characteristics: 175 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.

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