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Walking on AirThe Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie$
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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

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Chapter Two

Chapter Two

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(p.24) Chapter Two
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Walking on Air
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Janann Sherman

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.003.0002

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

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