Category: Aviation History

Aviation Pioneers

Explorers and Daredevils: 7 of the Greatest Early Aviation Pioneers

One of the brightest and most daring personalities of all time, these seven early aviation pioneers have managed to do the unthinkable of their era. Needless to say, we have all daydreamed about their courage and unimaginable creativity that made them fly away into the unknown and grow some amazing wings. These are their inspiring […]

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6 Reasons to visit Chichester Goodwood Airport

Chichester Goodwood Airport, or Goodwood Airfield as it’s still known by many, is one of the aviation jewels of the south of England.  It has some unique characteristics and is located in an area that has plenty to offer the visitor, whatever their interests and tastes. History: Goodwood Airfield was [easyazon_link identifier=”B017H2JW8Y” locale=”UK” tag=”loveair-21″]RAF Westhampnett[/easyazon_link] […]

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Aviatrix: Female Pilot

Mention the word ‘aviatrix’ and most people will think of women who were the first female pilots.  They might think of [easyazon_link identifier=”0753817705″ locale=”UK” tag=”loveair-21″]Amy Johnson[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link identifier=”0349121761″ locale=”UK” tag=”loveair-21″]Amelia Earhart[/easyazon_link], or less well known pioneers like [easyazon_link identifier=”0764350676″ locale=”UK” tag=”loveair-21″]Harriet Quimby[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link identifier=”1901658384″ locale=”UK” tag=”loveair-21″]Lady Mary Heath[/easyazon_link]. Two modern day female pilots […]

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Cape Town to Goodwood with Tracey Curtis-Taylor in a Boeing Stearman

CAPE TOWN TO GOODWOOD: ZARA PHILLIPS CELEBRATES A PIONEERING WOMAN’S JOURNEY ACROSS AFRICA Tracey Curtis-Taylor to fly Spirit of Artemis solo from South Africa to UK in November 2013 In November 2013 pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor will embark on a grueling solo journey to fly Spirit of Artemis, her open-cockpit biplane, from Cape Town in South […]

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This Day in History. Why are anniversaries important?

Today is the first anniversary of my “First Females Above Australia” Book Launch at the Qantas Heritage Museum, Sydney Airport. It was a momentous occasion for me and the amazing one hundred supportive guests, who flew in from all States of Australia. Some were catching-up after eighteen years and it was truly a unique, aviation […]

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The Names Change But The Sky Is The Same

The British Empire changed to the British Commonwealth of Nations after WW2 (I believe there were 53 countries); it is suggested that the difference is not to be confused. But the sky remained the same – the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, India. Early women pilots flying from England to Australia used […]

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