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Born to Fly: Cottonwood's Irene Leverton Leverton honored by aviation community

Cottonwood’s Irene Leverton decided to pursue a career as a pilot in the early 1940s, a time when women weren’t especially welcome in the cockpit. In her time flying, which began in 1944, she racked up an amazing 25,700 flight hours over 65 years. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,000 24-hour days in flight, or nearly three years in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Cottonwood’s Irene Leverton decided to pursue a career as a pilot in the early 1940s, a time when women weren’t especially welcome in the cockpit. In her time flying, which began in 1944, she racked up an amazing 25,700 flight hours over 65 years. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,000 24-hour days in flight, or nearly three years in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

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