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March 21, 2019


By Keith O'Brien

Between the World Wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were "those daring young men in their flying machines." But there were also those daring young women in their flying machines. These female pilots were more often than not ridiculed for their "silly efforts" to horn in on a manly, and deadly pursuit.

"Fly Girls" weaves togeth...

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