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TOOLE, Patricia Lyle

Also known as: née Graham, Pat

Born: 11/1928

Died: 04/2016

Special Achievements:

Pat was the first female to hold a commercial pilot's license in Papua, New Guinea, 1952.  Her license had lapsed when in her seventies she decided to renew it.  Her first solo flight was to take her 11 year old grandson on a joy flight.

Additional Information:

1950 - Foundation member of Australian Women Pilots Association


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    NPWHF aviatrix tapestry

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