101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space: Aviators and Astronauts
By Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D.
Epic Flight Academy is proud to have sponsored Dr. Penny Hamilton’s newest book, 101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space: Aviators and Astronauts. Dr. Hamilton is a renowned aviator and author. She is an inductee of the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, and Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. She is the author of America’s Amazing Airports and other books.
101 Trailblazing Women is a history of women in aviation. Readers will enjoy the foreword by Captain Judy Rice, Epic’s ground school instructor. Captain Rice has been teaching and inspiring pilots for many years. Dr. Cindy Lovell, Epic’s director of education, wrote the afterword. Hamilton has documented women’s aviation history in this female pilots pictorial. However, she did not write about airplane pilots only. The book is also a female astronauts pictorial. Aspiring female pilots will enjoy reading about international women pilots. Hamilton shares a fresh perspective on female pilot history with photos and inspirational true stories.
As a women’s astronaut pictorial, readers will enjoy more than 100 photographs of female aviators and astronauts. Dr. Hamilton presents subjects from the early days of aviation to the present. 101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space will inspire anyone interested in the history of aviation, both men and women. Additionally, she plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to support STEM programs for young women.
Praise for 101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space
“Hamilton’s latest book does an excellent job of recognizing the work of many amazing women throughout the history of aviation. Women whose work has too often gone unrecognized, until now. AOPA appreciates Hamilton’s dedication to aviation and to highlighting those who have paved the way for others.”
–Mark Baker, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), President and CEO
“Throughout aviation’s history, women have excelled and made essential contributions to the success and advancement of aviation. The trailblazers shared in Hamilton’s book(s) serve as perpetual inspiration for those who come after.”
–Amy Spowart, President and CEO, National Aviation Hall of Fame
“We encourage the next generation of young women, (and men), to explore aviation and space careers. This is the perfect book with worldwide appeal to inspire our future workforce.”
–Kim Stevens, Vice-President National Coalition of Aviation and Space Education (NCASE)
“What a great look at the international women who blazed trails in sky and space!”
–Patty Wagstaff, three-time U.S. National Aerobatics Champion and Inductee International Aerospace Hall of Fame
“It is always a joy to read about inspiring female pilots and astronauts. Penny Hamilton never fails to deliver.”
–Jacqueline Boyd, Ph.D., Chair, Amelia Earhart Memorial Fund, The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
And the praise continues…
“True stories of aviation and aerospace women with ‘the right stuff’!”
–Ben Sclair, Publisher, General Aviation News
“If a girl can see it, she can be it. All it takes is a young girl to see one woman who’s a pilot to know it’s possible. This inspiring book is chock full of possibilities.”
-MayCay Beeler, Certified Flight Instructor, Award-winning author, and record-setting Aviator
“Kudos for this important book promoting the many International women blazing sky trails.”
-David Morris, CFII and editor of Nebraska PIREPS
“Penny Hamilton writes women into aviation history. As she does, she demonstrates that these trailblazers were ordinary people – who inspire us. They did it and you can do it, too!”
–Jill Tietjen, award-winning author, Her Story and Hollywood: Her Story, inductee into the Colorado Women’s and Colorado Authors Halls of Fame
“This new book is packed with inspiring stories and photos of fascinating women in history. A fun and easy read!”
-Barb Lundy, listed in the Directory of Poets and Fiction Writers, author of The Fiction of Stone
“This book is a great contribution to the aviation and aerospace community.”
–John King, Co-founder of King Schools
More About 101 Trailblazing Women
The Aviatrix Book Review interviewed Captain Judy Rice discussing 101 Trailblazing Women and her personal experienced. They have shared a video. Lastly, Dr. Hamilton will donate a portion of the proceeds to programs supporting young women in STEM.