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When airplanes were first invented over 100 years ago, they were flown by men. Women weren’t even supposed to be passengers. But many “air-crazy” women wanted to fly, and eventually they did – becoming pilots, stewardesses, flight instructors, and astronauts.
Author and historian Elizabeth Gillan Muir tells stories about some of these courageous and determined women across Canada who contributed so much to Canadian aviation history.
Elizabeth Gillan Muir has taught Canadian history at University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about women in Upper Canada and recently published a history of Riverdale, Toronto. Elizabeth holds degrees from Queen’s University, the Harvard Business School, and a PhD from McGill University. She lives in Toronto.