Category Archives: History

“Aviatress of the World”: Raymonde de Laroche

The Women in Aviation, International conference in Nashville is right around the corner.  It has been held in March since the organization was founded and it is no secret as to why this month was chosen.  March is nationally known … Continue reading

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Gone West: Bay Area Native Maggie Gee, former WASP

This past Friday, February 1, 2013, the aviation community lost a treasured pilot.  Margaret “Maggie” Gee, a former WASP, passed away on Friday, February 1, at the age of eighty-nine.  A truly unique individual, Maggie served as only one of … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Bay Area Aviation History

This post was written a few years ago, but it still worth the read.  It is a small history of the Bay Area of which many may not have known.  The author, Sarah B., is a resident of the Richmond District and … Continue reading

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Airplanes, Ships, and the Women Who Serve on Both: the U.S. Navy

San Francisco celebrated its annual Fleet Week with the arrival of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard this past weekend. It is a time honored tradition beginning in 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt thought it necessary to reinstate … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Space Travel: the Twins of Mercury 13

Since the Bay Area is scheduled to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour tomorrow, how about a little history of American space travel. Russia versus the United States and Russia is winning.  The “Space Race” dominates the 1950s and 60s in … Continue reading

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A Chance to See History Fly!

If you are in the Silicon Valley region, make sure you’re looking up on the morning of Friday, September 21. Space shuttle Endeavour is en route to her final resting place at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles, California. Space … Continue reading

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