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My God! It's a Woman: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Courage and Determination to Fly

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Nancy Bird's training began in 1933, at the age of seventeen, in Sydney, where she was one of Charles Kingsford Smith's first pupils. Despite many obstacles, including being too small to reach an aeroplane's controls without the aid of cushions. Nancy was determined to fly, and in 1935, she became the youngest Australian woman to get a commercial pilot's licence.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by HarperCollins (first published 1990)
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Emmaleah
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Lisa
I borrowed this book because I've just received a new book by Fiona Kidman. It's called Infinite Air and it's about New Zealand's most significant aviatrix, Jean Batten. I thought it would be interesting to learn something about the history of Australian aviation prior to reading this new book.
But truth be told, My God! It's a Woman is a bit of a disappointment. I did enjoy the first part, about Nancy Bird's childhood and early ambitions to fly. It was interesting to read about the barnstorming
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Bill Porter
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
I so wanted to enjoy this book, but I found it disappointing on a number of fronts. Not to mention the title which comes over as a trifle self-indulgent. Disappointing partly because there is a tendancy to meander. But mainly because the Nancy pilot component, ie pre WWII, is so amazing and so inspiring that the rest of the book, the bulk of the book and the greater part of the timeline, goes into a long nosedive. For me anyway. Normally I would emerge from such a book with an enhanced opinion o ...more
Courtney
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
The sections where she discussed her experiences as an Australian woman coming up through the field of male-dominated aviation were exciting and interesting and inspired a sense of patriotism. But then she’d move on to cataloguing other women throughout the Western world and their achievements and while they too were interesting it wasn’t what I was there for. I don’t feel like I learnt too much about Nancy Bird in comparison and this seems to be a common complaint amongst readers. It took me ba ...more
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