I really enjoyed reading about women such as Olive Stark. In 1912, she was the first woman airplane passenger in Canada. She sat beside her husband on the lower wing of his 'Curtiss'. The plane was a mass of wire and bamboo. Her feet were dangling and she only had the wire rigging to hang onto.
Madge Graham, in 1919, navigated for her husband as they flew at
Certainly the flights were experimental and dangerous, but women continued their interest in flight and soon were taking off on their own. And now many women are qualified commercial pilots as well as bush pilots and military pilots. Even the Snowbirds have a female wing commander.
Joyce gave us an interesting look at women's role in aviation, but also the history of flight in Canada. We were fascinated!