Review

In Australian Women Pilots, Kathy Mexted tells the stories of Australian women whose dreams took flight

By Penelope Cottier
December 25 2020 - 1:00pm
Detail of Australian Women Pilots: Amazing True Stories of Women in the Air cover. Picture: Supplied
  • Australian Women Pilots: Amazing True Stories of Women in the Air, by Kathy Mexted. History. NewSouth. $34.99.

This book deals with 10 women who were (or still are) pilots, from Nancy Bird Walton to Esther Veldstra. It covers all fields of aviation, and the various barriers put in the way of the women in the cockpit. The focus is firmly on the achievements of a diverse and determined set of individuals, and it makes for fascinating reading.

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