Flight Plan PNG
by Eileen Steenson
Rigby Limited, 1974, b/w photographic plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0851797814
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges, minor edge wear to dustjacket
'... Thus Eileen Steenson made her dream of flying come true. She gained her private pilot's licence, bought a second-hand Tiger Moth, and after various adventures gained her commercial licence. For some years after that she lived an unusual double life: partly as a school-mistress in one of Melbourne's leading girls' schools, partly as a flier who took press photographers on hair-raising missions, and as a flying instructor and charter pilot.
Her Highlands adventures were followed by a period in the swampy lowlands, again full of adventures as she learned a new and equally difficult terrain. Miss Steenson is one of the very few women who have tackled the dangers and difficulties of life as a jungle pilot, and she tells her story with humour, drama, and sensibility.'