The First Canadian Chapter is hosting a female aviation movie matinee at the Buttonville Airport, in the Buttonville Flying Club, Hangar 15.
Doors open at 12:00 / Movie starts at 12:30 – 2:30
For this event you should plan on bringing your own lunch, we will provide popcorn and water.
If you are driving, send me an email and I will be able to get the gate security key code for you to enter the hangar area.
If you are flying in, you will be able to taxi over to the hangar area.
All 99s and friends are invited.
Attached is the poster for next weekends movie, we hope you can join us if you are in the area.
IMAGINE: Flying along at 1,000 feet in an open cockpit plane when suddenly you smell smoke and realize the worst has happened, you have a fire!
VISUALIZE making an emergency landing in a field where all you can see are cows. As you descend in your bright red plane, you pray there are no bulls.
FEEL the hot desert sun blazing down and cooking you in the open sky as sweat trickles down your dusty and greasy face.
HEAR the thousands of fans cheering your arrival at every stop and breaking through police barriers clamoring for your autograph.
PICTURE wearing overalls to change the oil in your plane and then changing into a ballroom gown at night to attend one of the many banquets in your honor. Weird sunburn patterns, farmer’s tans, and white circles around your eyes (where the goggles had been), create quite the picture.
These are just a few of the scenes that occurred over a nine day period in 1929 during the First Women’s National Air Derby. Star power, comradery, danger, public scrutiny, and glamour all come together in this historic race. There were emergency landings, accidents, damaged planes, and rumors of sabotage. There was a case of Typhoid Fever, a wayward trip or two into Mexico, and ultimately, a tragic death. Despite the hard times and challenges, there were plenty of good times, humor, and true friendships that lasted a lifetime.
The drama, courage, laughter, and tears of these twenty brave pilots unfolds in BREAKING THROUGH THE CLOUDS.
Hope to see everyone at the movie!