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FAU Professor to Relive Historic Flight Across English Channel

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FAU Professor to Relive Historic Flight Across English Channel

Barbara Ganson is the kind of professor who likes to fly through history. Literally.

As an associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University, Ganson has lectured about Harriet Quimby, the first woman to fly over the English Channel. And this weekend, Ganson will mark the 100th anniversary of Quimby's historic feat by repeating it herself.

She will be one of about 120 pilots from around the world who will fly Saturday from Headcorn Airport in England to Le Touquet Airport in France during an event called "Across the Channel: Women Unifying Nations."

Although Quimby's flight on a Bleriot aircraft happened April 16, 1912, the centennial celebration is being held in March in honor of Women's History Month. The aircraft will stream over the English Channel, forming a "virtual bridge" for about 90 minutes, said Mireille Goyer, international team leader.

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Always wanted to take some flying lessons and maybe get a pilot's license.

The comment in the article about her "bad timing" is interesting.  I read about another significant event that happened the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, but I can't remember what it was.  I'd be nice if I had time to go back through old papers and look at significant dates in history and see what events were pushed to the back page due to other sudden events.

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