One Of The Most Gifted Women In Aviation... Ann Cooper This year's 2009 Women In Aviation convention is the gift that keeps on giving... as the number of intriguing stories and interviews that came out of the 2009 version continue to to impress one and all. However; like our interview with Amy Laboda, we don't mind playing favorites now and then... and like Amy, Ann Cooper ranks on that list. And as with Amy, ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to give her some of her earliest writing assignments and then step back and watch her build a following. WAI notes that Ann Cooper is both a commercial pilot and flight instructor. However, she is best known for promoting women in aviation as an aviation author. She has authored more than 700 magazine articles, acted as editor of aviation publications, and written several biographies. As editor of Aero Brush, the newsletter of the American Society of Aviation Artists, Cooper was instrumental in establishing an award for the “Best Art Depicting Women in Aviation.” Ann co-authored “Tuskegee Heroes” and “How to Draw Aircraft Like a Pro.” Her biographies on women aviation pioneers include “Rising Above it” with Edna Gardner Whyte, “On the Wing” with Jessie Woods, “Fire and Air, a Life on the Edge” with Patty Wagstaff, “How High She Flies” with Dorothy Swain Lewis, and “Weaving the Winds” with Emily Howell Warner. WAI Notes that Ann "is an author who has created works that inspire others – to dream, to fly, and to write." Aero-TV Checks In Aviation Author Ann Cooper FMI: www.wai.org
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