Friday, December 14th at 7pm – 9pm
Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway Avenue NW
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PageMaster Publication Services Inc. and The Alberta Aviation Museum proudly present author Warren Hathaway as he reads from his newest book Pursuit of a Dream: The Story of Pilot Vera (Strodl) Dowling. Pursuit of a Dream celebrates Vera Dowling, one of Canada’s most celebrated aviation icons.
The event is free, open to the general public, and coffee and snacks will be provided.
“I don’t believe I was particularly well gifted for a career in flying. I was not well educated in so far as formal education was concerned. Neither did I have any particular talent for flying. I have always had a strong dislike for high places—swings, roller coasters, and diving boards. In spite of these shortcomings or handicaps, I have been able to fly, to teach others to fly, and to gain the respect of many wonderful people. Perhaps the experiences I have related on these pages will encourage others to reach out for a goal that seems to them at first to be far beyond their grasp.”
“Vera Dowling’s extraordinary enthusiasm for and life long dedication to aviation, in wartime and peace, particularly her dedication to flight instruction have been of great benefit to Canada.”
—Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
“Pursuit of a Dream by Warren Hathaway is an explosive, compelling, often humorous, in-your-face account of the exploits of Vera Dowling. This new book recounts Dowling’s most memorable experiences, mishaps and adventures in her illustrious aviation career. Readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats as they join Dowling in the cockpit of many types of aircraft and face certain death time and time again. Hathaway, through decades of personal correspondence with Dowling, has written an entertaining and exceptional account of one of Canada’s most celebrated aviation icons. Pursuit of a Dream is a triumph—of perseverance, faith, and the human spirit to adapt and overcome any obstacle. This new book by Warren Hathaway will empower readers to follow their own dreams; it will leave them cheering.”
“Through Vera Dowling’s exciting story, history has been opened to me in a most informative and interesting way. What an exciting story. Awesome, truly awesome!”
“I have known Vera Dowling for over 40 years. Reading this book is like sitting in her living room, listening to her tell her stories of flying during World War II. The author has captured her personality expertly.”
If you’ve never been inside The Alberta Aviation Museum, or had the opportunity to hear Dr. Hathaway read, you’re in for a tremendous treat! We really hope to see you there!