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Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Woman's National Air Derby

Heather A. Taylor
Heather A. Taylor

Sabotage, glamour, death, star power, strong wills and vivid personalities are just some of the elements which factor into the true story behind Rag Wing Derby. On August 18, 1929, twenty brave women set out to fly for nine consecutive days across the United States in the First Women's National Air Derby. Faced with social, technological and personal challenges, these trailblazers banded together to prove they were accomplished women and competent pilots. Rag Wing Derby will capture the essence of this dramatic race showing the impact these pilots had on women, aviation and the country.