By Elizabeth Gillan Muir
The tale of ways girls in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a spot on this planet of air shuttle, first as passengers, then as flight attendants and pilots, and, eventually, as astronauts. Anecdotes, occasionally humourous and regularly striking, hint those women’s demanding situations and successes, their gradual march over a hundred years from scandal to reputation, even if in moment global conflict skies, in antagonistic northern bush kingdom, or even past Earth’s atmosphere.
From the time the 1st lady climbed on board a flying desktop as a passenger to the instant a Canadian girl astronaut visited the foreign area Station, this can be an account of the way the sky-blue glass ceiling ultimately cracked, permitting passionate and made up our minds “air-crazy” ladies the chance to fly.
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Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight by Elizabeth Gillan Muir