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1929 Women's Air Derby to ARC 2019
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Hilton Theater - EAA Museum
Presenter: Minnetta Gardinier
In 2019, we celebrate the 90th anniversary of women's air racing. What is the legacy of the 1st Women's Air Derby of 1929? Launching from Santa Monica, 15 of 20 women landed in Cleveland 9 days later. After the race, many racers met to discuss the race and how to advance women in aviation. Women's air racing evolved to the All Women's Transcontinental Air Race (1947-1977) to today's Air Race Classic. The adventure is still thriving 90 years later. Women are engaging more in aviation.