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Aviatrix is an installation that departs from the transatlantic flyingadventure of Ruth Elder. She attempted to be the first woman to fly theAtlantic from New York to Paris. With her co-pilot George Haldeman,they decided to follow the shipping routes on the American Girlmonoplane. They had an oil pressure failure near the Azores. Theyspotted the Dutch tanker SS Barendrecht which rescued them from thesea and were given an enthusiastic welcome in Terceira, in Lisbon —where Ruth was awarded the first medal of the Portugal Aero Club —,in Madrid and Paris.



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FONSECA MACEDO - ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA | 2017