Nearly everyone is familiar with Amelia Earhart. But very few kw the story of ather woman aviator, who, until w has remained little more than than a footte in aviation history - that is, until w. Shooting Star tells the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race which, promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Holulu from Oakland, California. This is her story.
ADVANCE REVIEW: As a crew chief on the US's first jet fighter, the P-80 Shooting Star and being stationed at Selfridge Field in Michigan, I was pleased to read the story of another Michigan native, Mildred Doran. The book is a great read for anyone with an interest in early aviation. My father, Mark Brann, the 3881st person to be licensed to fly in the US and who knew Harriet Quimby, the first female licensed pilot, would have loved this book. Don Brann WNC Air Museum Hendersonville, NC ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard DuRose, formerly a lawyer in Florida and Ohio, lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He is a member of the Western North Carolina Air Museum. He has been researching the story of the Dole Transpacific Air Race and his Aunt Mildred for over three years and continues to be interested in learning the stories of the participants of that race. He may be contacted via e mail at email@example.com.