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Beryl Markham - Percival Gull

Beryl Markham - Percival Gull

 

Doing it "the hard way,"  and undoubtedly HER way, Beryl Markham was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean -London to North America-against the wind.  Known mostly for her thoroughbred horses, Markham the aviator, was described as someone who 'could find her way to any spot.'

Her goal, to prove to the world that she was the best pilot around, was realized when her record solo flight across the Atlantic challenged every ounce of courage and know-how she could muster.
A book chronicling her exploits, "WEST WITH THE NIGHT" established Markham as a woman who succeeded  and truly did it "her way."