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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

Chapter:
(p.97) Chapter Six
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Walking on Air
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Janann Sherman

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.003.0006

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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