Story: Aerial recreation

Women in aviation

Women in aviation

Three pilots – two female and one male – prepare to go flying sometime in the 1930s. A few New Zealand women learned to fly during the 1920s and 1930s, but military and commercial aviation training was largely closed to them. Regional aero clubs were the main training ground for women pilots.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: G-750-1/2-EP

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Flying powered aircraft', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6093/women-in-aviation (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006