Flying Jenny by Theasa TuohyI love historical fiction. One thing that will make me love a book of this genre is when the story has so many details that I read with a pad and pen. I need to look some of this information up to find out if it is truth or just told so well it feels like truth. The story is set during the 1920s. Women have had the vote for a while. Now they have stepped out to try to find their place in the world. We find two women stepping into a world that is dominated by me. Jenny is a pilot who loves the freedom of flying for the fun of it. Women have begun to step into the pilots seat for different types of challenges, endurance and speed challenges as well as stunt flying. Laura is a reporter in New York. Due to her bohemian background, she has had to find her own way in the world since she was a small child. She meets Jenny while covering a story where a pilot is going to fly under the major bridges in New York City. That is when Laura realizes the pilot is a woman. There worlds collide in many ways. I felt more like I was reading a biography than a historical fiction book. The whole thing was so well written I felt like I was a third character in the book just observing. I had not heard of this author before. I will definitely look for more by them. A very interesting book that I would recommend.
The Flying Jenny
Although the Curtiss JN series was originally produced as a training aircraft for the U. Army, the "Jenny" the common nickname derived from "JN-4", with an open-topped four appearing as a Y continued after World War I as a civil aircraft, as it became the "backbone of American post war [civil] aviation. Thousands of surplus Jennys were sold at bargain prices to private owners in the years after the war and became central to the barnstorming era that helped awaken the U. Curtiss combined the best features of the model J and model N trainers , built for the Army and Navy , and began producing the JN or "Jenny" series of aircraft in The JN-2 was an equal-span biplane with ailerons controlled by a shoulder yoke in the aft cockpit. The improved JN-3 incorporated unequal spans with ailerons only on the upper wings, controlled by a wheel. In addition, a foot bar was added to control the rudder.
By: Theasa Tuohy.
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