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Alabama's First Ladies of Flight

Author and aviation expert Billy Singleton will present the remarkable stories of Katherine Stinson and Ruth Elder, two of Alabama's pioneering female aviators. From Stinson's historic flying license to Elder's bold attempt to cross the Atlantic, this program will explore daring exploits that earned these women worldwide acclaim during the Golden Age of Flight.

Singleton has been involved in the aviation industry for forty-eight years. He is the author of six books and has written extensively on the history of aviation in the state of Alabama. He earned a degree in Business Administration from Troy University and a Master of Aerospace Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Food for Thought 2024 is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance and the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

Presented by Billy Singleton

Date & Time

Thursday, March 21, 2024

12:00 pm CST



This event is part of the history lunchtime lecture series.


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