Ladies of Skydiving
A Comprehensive History of Women in Parachuting
Women in Parachuting beginning in 1799
Ladies of Skydiving — A Comprehensive History
Volume One –The Early Years 1799–1942
The first volume of the five part Ladies of Skydiving series is available for sale on Amazon and other outlets.
Book signings will be held during the Pioneers of Sport Parachuting weekend celebration at Felicity March 10–13, 2022.
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
Volume two will be available September 25, 2022 in time for Force-Com
Volumes 3, 4 & 5 to follow a short time after.
People who donated to the website and ones who purchased Elizabeth Roberson’s Tiny Broadwick biography during my presentations will receiving complimentary copy 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)