Aviation Museum Honors 'Fly Girls'

March 8, 2022

Mar. 8—LONDONDERRY — Women have always played a pivotal role in aviation history, but often the fight for equality hasn't been without turbulence.

Join the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire for a presentation and book signing by author Keith O'Brien, honoring his book "Fly Girls."

The presentation is Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

O'Brien's book published in 2018 illustrates the risks that aviation's female pioneers took to advance their own careers in addition to fighting for inclusion in the air.

The book focuses on the stories of several female pilots, including Amelia Earhart, Florence Klingensmith and Louise Thaden.

Their stories take readers to heights that may be previously unknown, from Earhart's famed flights and the female flyers who came before.

A book signing follows the presentation with copies available to be reserved in advance. A limited number will be for sale at the museum.

O'Brien is a New Hampshire-based author whose radio stories have appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Here and Now," and "This American Life."

He has written for many publications as well, including the New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post.

The program starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. A "book-signing package" for $40 includes admission to the lecture along with a hard copy of "Fly Girls" to be signed at the event.

Advance tickets are available online at eventbrite.com by searching "Aviation Museum Fly Girls."

Tickets are also available in advance by calling Leah Dearborn at 603-669-4877.

The museum is located at 27 Navigator Road in Londonderry. Visit aviationmuseumofnh.org for more information.


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