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Helicopter flying new career for Mrs. Foy
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated August 21, 1962 partially reads, "'Women are going to go for helicopter flying in a big way,' says Mrs. Lauretta Foy of Van Nuys. Mrs. Foy, a petite grandmother of three, is the 45th woman in the world to earn a helicopter pilot's license. She obtained her pilot's license in June and her instructor's license in July. She was recently elected to membership in the Whirlygirls, an international organization for women helicopter pilots...As a member of the 99's, she won the Powder Puff Derby in 1949 and was named Woman of the Year in Aviation by the Women's International Aeronautic Association. 'I've always loved flying and my career keeps turning back to it,' she said, 'and has for 20 years. But, I don't think I have found any phase of it that has intrigued me so much as helicopters.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Air pilots--United States
Helicopter pilots--United States
Women air pilots--United States
Women--California, Southern
Helicopters--California, Southern
Airports--California, Southern
California, Southern
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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