Two new books on Canadian women in aviation from author Elizabeth Muir.
When airplanes were first invented, women were not supposed to fly, even as passengers. It was a man’s world; but many women desperately wanted to join them in the sky; they were called air-crazy.” A few women did manage to share a flight as a passenger, but it was not until 1928 that the first Canadian woman received her pilot’s licence.
Read the stories of how women in Canada, from the Atlantic provinces to British Columbia, broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers in planes, then as pilots, stewardesses and finally as astronauts, from author Elizabeth Muir.
(source Canadian Aviation Historical Society, January 2016)