TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Tue, June 18
Photo detail

Irene Leverton (Les Stukenberg/Courier).

Contact

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo
Death of an aviation pioneer
Irene Leverton flew at a time when women weren’t welcome in the pilot’s seat

Irene was inducted into the Women in Aviation Hall of Fame in 1966 and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 2004, but even those accolades seem inadequate to honor the strides she made toward allowing women to fly.

By By SCOTT ORR Contributing Reporter July 27, 2017