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.
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1970-06-19 (June 19, 1970)
Sharkey, Robert E.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
Reproduced with permission of Peter A. Apgar.
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Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
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