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Fay Gillis Wells - A Retrospective

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Uploaded on Oct 12, 2008

Fay Wells - Ninety Nine #5 (charter member), friend & colleague of Amelia Earhart, globetrotter, war & White House correspondent, was born on Oct. 15th, 1908 soloed a Curtiss biplane in 1929, survived a crash by parachuting to safety, worked as a reporter in Moscow in the 1930's where she was also permitted to fly, assisted Wiley Post with his first Around the World Flight, and was co-founder of the International Forest of Friendship in Atchison. Kansas (Amelia's hometown) and mentored young flyers, helped lead the way for women in aviation, journalism and a dozen other things. She died in 2003 at the age of 94. October 15th, 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. This retrospective is a salute to this incredible individual. You may read more about her on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay_Gill...) and listen to an in depth interview with Fay by listening to Allison Sheridan's Nosillacast podcasts #52 & #53 (http://www.podfeet.com/wordpress/2006...)

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