Fly Girls

by Keith O’Brien

In the year between WWI and WWII, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Male pilots were hailed as heroes and women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren’t invited to race.  Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky–no matter what.  With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes.

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