Breaking Through the Clouds tells the story of 20 pioneering women who in 1929 competed in the first Women’s National Air Derby. But the race, seen as an attempt to challenge gender stereotypes, was fraught with controversy, tragedy, and sabotage.
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On August 18, 1929, 20 pilots set out to defy conventions and take their place among the pioneers of aviation. Breaking Through the Clouds tells their story.