Beverly Weintraub talks about the early navy “fly girls” who paved the way for new generations of women aviators. Women now fly every type of naval aircraft including the F-15 fighter jet that can reach a top speed of 3,017 miles per hour!
"Journalist and pilot Weintraub debuts with a meticulous and often infuriating chronicle of the obstacles faced by the first six women to earn their naval aviation wings in the early 1970s... This is a fine-grained look at a critical battle in the fight for gender equality." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author: Beverly Weintraub is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose coverage of aviation, education and social services has appeared in the New York Daily News and the Washington Post. She served for 10 years on the Daily News Editorial Board, winning the Pulitzer with several colleagues for editorials examining the illnesses afflicting 9/11 first responders, and is currently executive editor at The 74, a K-12 education news site. An instrument-rated private pilot, Weintraub is a member of the Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots; serves on the board of directors of the Air Race Classic, the annual all-women cross-country airplane race; and is a five-time ARC racer.