Pioneering women pilots attend book signing

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Left to right: Catherine Cavagnaro, Elaine Huf, Evelyn Bryan Johnson, Sarah Kelly, Sparky Barnes Sargent (holding a copy of the book she authored, A Hunger for the Sky), Sandy Mercandetti, Jeanie Collins, and Sheila Mabbitt.

Left to right: Catherine Cavagnaro, Elaine Huf, Evelyn Bryan Johnson, Sarah Kelly, Sparky Barnes Sargent, Sandy Mercandetti, Jeanie Collins, and Sheila Mabbitt.

Seven of the nine women pilots featured in A Hunger for the Sky, along with author Sparky Barnes Sargent, attended a gathering and book signing during the Swift Nationals Fly-in at McMinn County Airport, Tennessee, on May 23. The event was held to celebrate the pilots’ accomplishments and to honor Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a Tennessee pilot for nearly 65 years, who will be 100 years old in November. Hosts for the book signing were the Swift Museum Foundation and the City of Etowah.

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