Ladies of Skydiving
A Comprehensive History of Women in Parachuting
Women in Parachuting from 1797---2020
Ladies of Skydiving — A Comprehensive History
Volume One –The Early Years (1799–1940)
Deliverable to supporters: October 1, 2021
The first volume of the five part Ladies of Skydiving series will be available for sale on Amazon and other outlets starting October 11, 2021.
Book signings will be held during the weekend celebration of the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame at Skydive Perris October 7- 9, 2021.
The five part series:
Volume I — The Early Years (1799–1942)
Volume II –Women Warriors
Volume III — The Sport Years (1946–2000)
Volume IV — Para-nurses & Firefighters
Volume V — Today’s Champions
Volumes 2 & 3 are expected to be completed by Fall 2022, with 4 & 5 a year later.
People who donated to the website in last February and ones who purchased Elizabeth Roberson’s Tiny Broadwick biography during my presentations will be receiving complimentary copies of Volume I.
If you are interested in reserving your personalized copy, click on the Donate link at the bottom of the page.
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Highlighted Story: January 20, 2020
Happy birthday #93 to the First Lady of Skydiving -Muriel Simbro USPA D-78, the first woman in the U.S. to earn a D license.
Ahead of her time. She entered parachuting in 1960, after first flying as the jump pilot for her husband Hank. Being one of only a couple of women, and sometimes the only woman, among quite a few men at competitions, it was at these competitions where “I always hit the target. (read more)