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Frontera: Women Aviators

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Women Aviators

Deerman, Ruth First woman inducted into the El Paso Aviation Hall of Fame. 

  • El Paso Times August 27, 1982 p. 29

Hailey, Lois Brooks pilot  

Melvin, Sandi Pierce Aerobatic pilot director of 1981 Amigo Airsho 

Wingett, Vicky one of first 10 women Air Force pilots (members of the class of 1976). Later El Paso resident who was Senior Captain for Southwest Airlines.

Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

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