Trailblazer In Flight

Author: Yvonne Pope Sintes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783462671
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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

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Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556614668
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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.

Danger On The Flying Trapeze

Author: Dave Jackson
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ISBN: 9781939445186
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DANGER ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE: Introducing D.L. Moody -- Fourteen-year-old Casey Watkins wants nothing more than to escape his family's dreary, bare-bones life in the Philadelphia of 1893. When he learns of an opening in Adam Forepaugh's Circus, it seems like the perfect escape, and he convinces his mother and sister to join with him. Then "The Flying Eugenes," a family of trapeze artists, offer Casey a role in their death-defying act, and he is elated. Flying on the trapeze is more exciting than he ever dreamed! The pressure is on-Casey has only a few weeks to learn the act before the circus arrives in Chicago in time for the famous World's Fair. Once in Chicago, the boy is fascinated by D. L. Moody, the dynamic evangelist who preaches to standing-room-only crowds in the circus Big Top Sunday mornings. Casey never imagined that church could be more popular than the circus! But then a dangerous accident leaves him paralyzed with fear, and he runs to Moody looking for a way out. Will the evangelist be able to help him? The circus is counting on him . . . what if he falls?

The Chimney Sweep S Ransom

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781939445087
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THE CHIMNEY SWEEP'S RANSOM Introducing John Wesley Ned Carter, an eighteenth-century boy of thirteen, has been working in the dangerous coal mines in northern England since he was five. He desperately wants to save his little brother Pip from the same fate. Like so many poor English families of the day, even the young children of the Carter family must earn money to pay the bills. Now Pip is turning five and Ned must find a way to prevent his parents from sending Pip into the coal mines. But when Ned has an accident, Pip's fate seems sealed-without Ned's income, his father is sure to act. But instead of the mines, little Pip is "sold" to be trained as a chimney sweep. Before Ned can intervene, Pip has vanished-forever! Despite his injury, Ned determines he must find Pip and try to buy him back. But where has Pip been taken and how can Ned ever earn the ransom money without his father knowing it? What might the preacher, John Wesley, do on Pip's behalf? Was no one there to care or to help?

Trial By Poison

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556612749
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In 1888, change arrives in a small village in Calabar, Nigeria in the form of a courageous missionary named Mary.

Caught In The Rebel Camp

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764222368
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A birth defect keeps Danny Sims from fighting with the Union soldiers for the freedom of blacks. But an adventure with a friend soon teaches Danny to be proud of himself just the way God made him.

Traitor In The Tower

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781556617416
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In 1660, after his father is imprisoned in the Tower of London, Richard Winslow goes to stay with his uncle who is in charge of the Bedford jail and there meets and is helped by the Puritan preacher John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress.

Kidnapped By River Rats

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781556612206
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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.

Shanghaied To China

Author: Dave Jackson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781556612718
Size: 58.46 MB
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When he is taken aboard a ship bound for China, twelve-year-old Neil Thompson is befriended by Hudson Taylor and shares adventures with him during the voyage and in China, where Taylor sets up a mission.