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Air Hostesses are Qualified Pilots and Navigators

Fewer than a dozen women in Australia hold commercial pilots licences; here, the work of one of these women is shown.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 96 | Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Air hostess at door of small aircraft. Red Cross car with flag arrives with urgent medical supplies. Hostess takes supplies on board. Two women as pilot and co-pilot in cockpit. Heather McDougal and Beth Garrett who fly a cooperative owned airline. Women waving out window, take off, CUs in cockpit, air to air. Beth Garrett as hostess serving tea in cabin to passengers. Aerial over La Trobe Valley coal field and Geelong open cut mine & processing plant.
Access No. 43406 | 1 min 55 secs | 1950s | Geelong, Latrobe Valley, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |