Daily Archives: November 15, 2014

Jackie Cochran: one of history’s most accomplished {female} aviators

Patty Wagstaff dreams of the day we hear a woman is one of the world’s greatest aviators. Period. Do we speak of great “male”pilots,  dentists, doctors, lawyers? (“Fire and Air: A Life on the Edge, Chicago Review Press, 1997). In … Continue reading

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Wiley Post and Will Rogers

What do these two world-famous, Oklahoma-raised men have in common? Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 — August 15, 1935), one of the most colorful figures of the early years of American aviation,  set many records. He was the first pilot to fly … Continue reading

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