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Wings & Wheels- Celebrating Women’s Role in Aviation!

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Filed under: Events by amy


Join us for this Wings & Wheels day as we salute all of the women who have contributed to the field of aviation over the years.

We will have representatives from several women’s aviation organizations: The Ninety-Nines, Women in Aviation International, Girls With Wings, and many others on-hand for this event, and we would love to have you, too!

Please also join us in welcoming Rene Armstrong in her Houston book signing debut:


Letters of War and Love from a WWII Pilot

 When René Armstrong’s husband found a box of 295 letters in a junk store, he had no idea the profound piece of history in his possession. Thus began a journey to discover who these two young people were who met on a blind date, communicating to each other over three years in the only way this era could afford – through love letters that encompassed two continents.

James Richard Jones and Helen Elnora Bartlett had a wartime romance whose voice was heard fifty-eight years later, crying out to be listened to. Enhanced with official, now declassified government documents, the love story of J.R. and Elnora unfolds as he writes to the love of his life from the jungles of New Guinea.

Held together by Wings and a Ring, their promise of tomorrow would have to survive a year of war.