Crashed Woman Pilot Spends 2 Days with Natives in New Guinea – by Brian Peace FRPSL (ASP V10N4)

She flew where angels fear to tread, surviving countless forced landings in most inhospitable and remote regions, landing on beaches and in kunai grass.

Barbara Alice Hitchins was recognised as a good pilot and had been flying for 18 months when she declared she would fly to New Guinea because: “I am curious about the conditions which everyone says are so difficult.” She went on to say: “As far as I know, no women have flown in New Guinea before, and I am looking forward to the experience.”

For the full article, refer to V10N4.