Author event with Kathy Mexted - Mildura Library

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Kathy Mexted is a writer, photographer, and editor of Airsport magazine. She learned to fly thirty years ago and flies light planes from her farm in Victoria. 

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About 'Australian Women Pilots' by Kathy Mexted

From pioneering and outback flights to delivering Spitfires or tackling the jungles of New Guinea, Australian Women Pilots which tells of ten Australians with extraordinary stories. 

Women have been flying since the early days of aviation but, with a few notable exceptions, they have rarely been visible or well known. Kathy Mexted shares the feats of trailblazers like Nancy Bird Walton, Deborah Wardley, who was told by Ansett that women couldn't be pilots, and Gaby Kennard, the first Australian woman to fly solo around the world. Others are perhaps less known, but as pilots involved with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary, the RAAF, aerial agriculture or long-range ferrying, their stories are just as extraordinary.

Packed with drama, adventure and sometimes heartbreak, this riveting book is a salute to those women who refused to keep their feet on the ground.


Where: Mildura Library 

Date: Thursday 18 April

Time: 2pm



  • Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Mildura Library, TADC 180 -190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, 3500, View Map

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