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By Jennifer Bean Bower,Cris Takacs

Viola Gentry of Rockingham County, North Carolina, realized to fly in 1924 and fast completed larger heights. In 1925, the aviatrix took her first solo flight. the next 12 months, she flew lower than the Brooklyn and new york Bridges, and in 1928, she proven the 1st formally recorded women's solo persistence flight checklist. She grew to become the 1st federally approved woman pilot from North Carolina that very same 12 months. She was once a countrywide famous person, and her task in a brand new York eating place secured her the nickname the "Flying Cashier." Gentry turned own acquaintances with fellow pioneers of aviation Amelia Earhart, Wiley submit and basic James "Jimmy" Doolittle. After a near-fatal crash, Gentry targeted her efforts on championing aviation for girls and protecting its early historical past. writer Jennifer Bean Bower unearths the lifetime of one of many nice girls in Tar Heel country history.

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