Fly Girls
  • Mar 27, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 49:20 mins
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The Life and Disappearance of An Aviation Legend Guest: Candace Fleming, author, "Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart" She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, and she gained international acclaim for it. Even today, Amelia Earhart remains one of the most famous names in aviation history. But who was she, really? She promoted myths about herself, but maybe that was just good marketing? What went wrong on her last, fatal flight, and what more could've been done to find her in the days after she disappeared?  Fly Girls Guest: Keith O’Brien, journalist and author, “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” Amelia Earhart wasn't the only pioneering female pilot in the skies in the '20s and '30s. She was the president of The Ninety-Nines, a group of women who were all licensed pilots. They came from different backgrounds, but they all supported each other in their pursuit of flying. But that doesn't mean that they didn't compete against each other as well in the race for prizes and accolades in air races and record-breaking feats of daring.