Women air pilots
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Non-preferred terms: Aviatrices Also see: Women in aeronautics
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Lawrence, Wendy -- oral history interview, 2017 June 30
Interview Summary Astronaut Wendy Lawrence is interviewed about her military service and spaceflight career during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. She describes key assignments from her U.S. Navy service, such as her time as a helicopter pilot and her time as a physics instructor at the Naval Academy. She then discusses her experiences as a mission specialist with NASA’s Space Shuttle program and shares details about her four spaceflight missions: STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, and STS-114. Topics discussed include...
Metz, Iva L. -- oral history interview, 2019 November 1
Interview Summary Iva Metz is interviewed about her life and her secretarial career in the aviation and aerospace industries from the 1940s through the 1980s. She discusses her professional experiences working for the U.S. Navy, the Cessna Aircraft Company, the Boeing Aircraft Company, and North American Aviation. The interview focuses in particular on her time at NASA and her involvement with the space program. Iva also touches on her husband’s (Homer) career in the military and with Boeing on various missile...
Pilots, assorted female, circa 1910s-1940s
File — Box Three, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents The Early Aviation Photograph Collection is a collection of unknown origins consisting of 328 black-and-white photographic prints and 299 negatives primarily depicting aircraft from the first half of the 20th century. Some airships, airports, pilots, and other subjects are also depicted in the photographs. The collection is arranged into two series: Airplane photographs and Non-airplane photographs. The first series, Airplane Photographs, makes up the bulk of the collection with 156...
Simpson, Anne -- oral history interview, 2016 January 13
Interview Summary Retired airline captain and Museum of Flight Trustee Anne Simpson is interviewed about her 37-year career in the commercial airline industry. She discusses her experiences as a pilot for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, where she flew the Boeing 727, Airbus A320, and Boeing 747-400. She also discusses her status as one of the first women pilots to be hired by a major American airline and describes challenges and accomplishments from her career. The interview concludes with an overview of...
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