Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Walking on AirThe Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Janann Sherman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031243

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 21 July 2018

Chapter Two

Chapter Two

(p.24) Chapter Two
Walking on Air

Janann Sherman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the Omlies’ arrival in Memphis in the fall of 1922; their establishment of Mid-South Airways at Armstrong Field, which offered flying lessons, aerial photography, air-taxi charters, cargo transport, cropdusting, and aerial mapping of the river, power lines, and various commercial developments; their involvement in flood rescue missions; and the expansion of Mid-South Airways to include regular passenger service to Chicago.

Keywords:   Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, women pilots, Mid-South Airways, flood rescue

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.