The Flying Flapper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Poems
Amelia Earhart was not the only female flying pioneer. Find out more.

Submitted: February 09, 2016

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When aviation was daring and young,

The fearless and foolish took to the air.

They tested boundaries and tested planes,

Both hear and there, and everywhere.

 

There were a lot of men that took to the skies

But most of the women, they were left out,

Except for Amelia Earhart, Viola Gentry,

And Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout.

 

Of these pioneer women in the American skies

Amelia Earhart had broken records a-plenty,

But Elinor Smith broke record after record

Before she had reached the age of twenty.

 

Her name was Elinor Regina Patricia Ward

Her daddy changed their name to Smith

"The Flying Flapper of Freeport"

Was the name the media saddled her with.

 

She was a licensed test and transport pilot

Making her living as such

Competing for records and flying firsts

Because she loved to fly so much.

 

She was the first woman on a Wheaties Box,

Right after she married Patrick Sullivan.

With a husband and four kids to raise,

They thought her flying was done.

 

They thought her flying was done.

NOT!

 

02-08-2016

 


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