Author Eileen A. Bjorkman will discuss her book The Fly Girls Revolt: The Story of the Women Who Kicked Open the Door to Fly in Combat with Air Force Reserve Captain Peggy Phillips. Followed by a book signing. 

Free with Museum membership and included with general admission.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

About the author 

Eileen A. Bjorkman is a writer, pilot, aeronautical engineer, and retired Air Force colonel. As the sixth woman to graduate from the USAF Test Pilot School, she is widely recognized as an Air Force trailblazer. She was a flight test engineer during her Air Force career, flying more than 700 hours in twenty-five different types of military aircraft, including fighters such as the F-4 and F-16. She retired from the Air Force in 2010 as a colonel after thirty years of active-duty service. She is also a civilian pilot with more than 2,000 hours of pilot time. She is currently the Executive Director at the Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California and is the first woman to hold that position.