This book will be published in November 2020 by NewSouth Books.

Tenacious, determined and sometimes fearless, this book shares the stories of ten extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies.

You will meet trailblazers like Nancy Bird Walton, Gaby Kennard the first Australian woman to fly solo around the world, and Deborah Lawry who was told by Ansett that women couldn’t be pilots.

Others are less known, but as flyers of Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and RAAF jets their stories are as compelling.

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.