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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 Six

Chapter Six

(p.97) Chapter Six
Walking on Air

Janann Sherman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes events in Phoebe’s life including the death of her husband Vernon in a plane crash in 1936; her resignation from her position with the federal government to campaign for Franklin Roosevelt’s reelection; her appointment as senior private flying specialist assigned to the Research Division of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in February 1941; and the launching of the Tennessee Women’s Research Flight Instructors’ School in September 1942.

Keywords:   Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, women pilots, husband, Tennessee Women’s Research Flight Instructors’ School, Civil Aeronautics Administration

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