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Posted on: June 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mary Shipko, Aviation Pioneer, Presents Her New Children’s Book

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Destin, Fla. - Come to the Destin Library on June 21st, at 2:00 p.m., to hear Mary Shipko talk about her life and her new children’s book, Daring Mary Aviation Pioneer. Mary, a Florida native, takes you on her journey from being born into an aviation family to becoming the first woman airline pilot for Hughes Airwest. She shares her love of flying and how you can learn to fly then turn that knowledge into a career. Her story of courage and overcoming setbacks is sure to inspire. Mary will also teach how an airplane can fly, even though it is heavier than air and gliders will be given out for you to practice at home. This program is for children eight and older and registration is not required to attend. 

If you have questions, please contact the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Avenue, at 850-837-8572 or

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