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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Robert E. Sharkey pdf (31,209 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Robert E. Sharkey
Description:
In her 50s, Apgar started taking flying lessons; despite her busy travel schedule, she found ways to log additional flying time at airfields wherever she happened to be, and to compare notes with other pilots. In this letter, she wrote to thank Sharkey for a navigation aid he passed along, and briefly described her "touch-and-go" landings.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (31,209 Bytes)
Date:
1970-06-19 (June 19, 1970)
Creator:
Apgar, Virginia
Recipient:
Sharkey, Robert E.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Source:
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Peter A. Apgar.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Hobbies
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Box Number: 5
Folder Number: 12
Unique Identifier:
CPBBFN
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence 1925-1974
Folder: 1970-1972
Transcript:
June 19, 1970
Dear Bob:
Last week-end my AOPA classmates were in awe of the E6B computer aid I waved around. In fact, identical models were for sale! Eleven and a half hours now checked off and 15 touch-and-go landings behind me. I seem to have the bad habit of wanting to see where the wheels are going to touch down, which means a direct nose dive on to the runway!! I'm working to overcome this deficiency!
Many thanks for the moral and manual boost.
Sincerely yours,
Virginia Apgar, M.D., M.P.H.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-14
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