Monday, March 21, 2016

A-Z Theme Reveal: Pioneer Women in Aviation

Honestly, I woke up this morning determined to write my 'I'm backing out' post, but then I read some of the A-Z theme reveals and got excited again. SO I'm accepting the Challenge and announcing my THEME REVEAL:

Pioneer Women in Aviation

Aviation is a big topic for me, one I'm passionate about by default, mainly because I have so many people in my family who are interested in and actively involved in the Field of Aviation. There is my husband who built his own airplane in our garage; my brother who supervises the repairs/installs of radio systems in float planes; a niece (and husband) who fly jets for the air force; a nephew who is an airplane mechanic and wants to be a pilot. The list continues to grow. 

 
There is little wonder I now live in an air park home with a hangar for a garage and have pilots for neighbors. I've never had a personal interest in flying, other then as a safety backup for my husband (a future story?). But my interest in Women in History easily translates to Women in Aviation, and there are many, many wonderful stories that continue to this day. For the sake of numbers, I'm narrowing the focus to female pioneers (mostly pre-1930s), some of whom you'll recognize, but most, probably not. In addition to Americans, I'm including international women. SO, come join me, tag along and learn something new about your sisters in history.

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!!!


48 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon - they will be interesting to read about .. especially as I guess I'll know only a few ... cheers and yes you do have a lot of aviators in the family ... enjoy the A-Z -Hilary

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  2. Hi Hilary. So nice to see you again. Have fun in the challenge!

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  3. WOW, love this theme. Aviation isn't something I know about. It will be good learning :-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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  4. Thanks! I'm all "jazzed" about yours too :)

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  5. I'm going to love this theme. One of my uncles had a sister who ferried airplanes during WWII. I've always been fascinated by this bit of history.

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    1. From what I've read, there are plenty more. Just hope I can do their stories justice. Starting late this year.

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  6. A theme featuring women. Can't wait.
    @msdeniseh553
    My Life in Retirement - Off the Shelf and On the Road

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  7. Wow! I loved your theme last year, and I am looking forward to this one!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Have this year with the a-z!

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  9. What an interesting topic! Will you actually be able to get through the whole alphabet with their names? Or will you save some letters for sub-topics about aviation?

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    1. A challenge for sure, but I have most letters covered. There are so many women to choose from!

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  10. Sounds really interesting! Happy blogging!

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  11. A fantastic theme! Will check it out for sure.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Have fun in the a-z!

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  12. This will be so interesting and I can't wait to read about some greats especially when one gets to the tough letters.

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    1. Interesting how it all comes together in the end. Wish I wasn't starting so late!

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  13. Glad you decided not to back out and then to come up with a great theme like this! A/Z is such a wild adventure, but always fun to participate in!

    betty

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    1. Yes, it sure is. Good to see you again, Betty!

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  14. Ah, females take to the sky! Up and away!
    Cool theme.

    I'm showcasing blogger books & book reviews...plus there will be loads of giveaways!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle. See you in the A-Z!

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  15. Considering I only know a couple, bet I'll learn something next month.

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  16. For sure I'll learn from your theme. Amelia Earhart is the only women aviator I know much about.

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    1. She's on the list, but most I have never heard of!

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  17. What a cool topic. My husband would LOVE to read about that topic!

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping my husband visits too :)

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  18. Will look forward reading your interesting topic. Good luck.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. Glad to see you here :)

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  19. This sounds like another winner. Informative to readers, and lots of fun to research and write. Good luck!

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    1. Oh, dear. Hoping I haven't taken on too much, but then last year...was similar. Thanks Cathy!

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  20. Sharon, this is excellent. Haha wish I'd thought of it (but I'm glad you did!) any support I can be, let me know.

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    1. Thanks Lynn. So good to see you here. Sure hope you get a blog going this weekend so you can participate!

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  21. I remember your fabulous posts from last year Sharon - all those amazing women from the past. And now aviators! Just up yr street - or up in the air ...

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    1. Thanks...and I remember your posts were wonderful :) Have fun in the a-z! Up, up and away!

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  22. This is going to be great, Sharon and I'll be looking forward to learning lots more - aviation has always played a large part in my family's life and history too :)

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    1. Oh, I do hope so. Thanks! I'll be checking out your blog too :)

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. Hope to see you in the A-Z!

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  24. Sharon, what an awesome theme!!!!!!

    Happy Easter!!!

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  25. Cool and clever theme! The only pioneer woman I know is Amelia Earhart, your posts will be informative and fun for many. Here from the reveal, and wish you much success,

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thanks! Nice to meet you too :) See you in the a-z!

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  26. Thank you for the welcome. My first A-to-Z blog. Looking forward to your aviation women stories.

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    1. Hope you enjoy your first a-z!! All the best...

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