Trailblazer In Flight

Author: Yvonne Pope Sintes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831547
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Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly. But in the 1950s, very few women were allowed into the male dominated world of aviation. Whilst many women were consigned to the role of house-wife, Yvonne chose a different path. Her dream was to join the ranks of the Royal Air Force, crisscrossing international skies. Despite an awareness of the pitfalls that might await her, she embarked upon her mission. Her story, told here for the first time and in her own words, is one characterized by gritty determination against the odds, a startling level of achievement and a continually modest approach to life and her own accomplishments.??A career trajectory marked by such landmark achievements as becoming the first female Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Aviation, the first female civil airline pilot in the UK, and the first female jet airline captain in Britain are relayed in this inspiring autobiography. ??Bomb scares, engine failures and other perilous episodes punctuated Yvonne's experience. All are enlivened during the course of the narrative. A raft of prestigious awards including the Brabazon Cup, the International Owner and Pilots Association award for best Air Traffic Controller in Europe, the Amelia Earhart memorial Scholarship for licensed pilots to advance in aviation, the Whitney Straight Award for courage and determination in pursuit of an aviation career (awarded by Princess Anne) and the British Airline Pilots Association Award for work towards air safety – all were awarded to Yvonne during the course of a spectacular career, the details of which make for a truly inspiring and engrossing read.??Yvonne has taken this opportunity to record the pitfalls and landmark successes of her career for posterity. She does so in a style that is at once both humble and immensely celebratory of a profession that has meant so much to her.??"I first met Yvonne and her husband Miguel in Mahon during September 1992 when I was researching my book on Dan-Air. It was immediately clear that she had a rare and fascinating story that deserved telling in its entirety to reach a much wider audience. I am pleased and proud to have played a small part in making that happen!" - Graham M. Simons, Editor??As featured in the Surrey Advertiser, Essence Magazine and Discover Your History

Flight Of The Fugitives

Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556614668
Size: 14.43 MB
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After coming to China to work as a missionary in the early 1930s, Gladys Aylward adopts several orphans and tries to save nearly a hundred more during the war between China and Japan.

Wilbur Orville Wright

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9781575054438
Size: 59.26 MB
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A biography of the brothers who, in 1903, made the first powered, controlled flight in an airplane.

The Chimney Sweep S Ransom

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556612688
Size: 60.28 MB
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While searching for his younger brother who has been "sold" to be trained as a chimney sweep in eighteenth-century London, thirteen-year-old Ned meets the itinerant preacher John Wesley whose message changes the lives of his entire family.

Kidnapped By River Rats

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781556612206
Size: 42.78 MB
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Arriving in London in the 1880s, orphans Jack and Amy find themselves the prey of the worst elements of society until they receive aid from William and Catherine Booth and their Salvation Army people.

Hidden Jewel

Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110401X
Size: 69.86 MB
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Pearl hopes for happiness, but destiny is drawing her deep into the shadows of her family's tainted past. Raised in a New Orleans mansion filled with kindness and laughter, Ruby Landry's daughter Pearl dreams of becoming a doctor. But, after a cruel accident befalls one of Pearl's twin brothers, her tormented mother flees back to her Cajun roots, and Pearl's dreams of success swirl away with the hurricane winds. In the warm embrace of a gentle Cajun man, she discovers a refuge. But until the shocking truths of her heritage are finally uncovered, Pearl will never be able to find true peace of mind.

Ordinary Genius

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1575050676
Size: 76.79 MB
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Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.