Giacinta Bradley Koontz
Author, speaker, Harriet Quimby expert
Giacinta Bradley Koontz brings history to life wearing vintage costumes, with multimedia presentations. Giacinta is an aviation consultant and historian focusing on research and preservation of aviation-related sites for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
She holds a degree in Anthropology and US History from San Diego State University and founded/directed the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation and Museum in Burbank, Calif.
Giacinta Bradley Koontz is the author of The Harriet Quimby Scrapbook, a biography of America's first licensed female pilot. She also directed the Harriet Quimby Research Conference from 1995-2000.
Giacinta was featured on PBS for her work on the Portal, and in the documentary, Chasing The Sun, as well as the History Channel's Women Combat Pilots.,
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Gia is a columnist for CAMP Systems, International's magazine, "InSight." She writes a monthly column for "Aircraft Maintenance Magazine" called "Past Contact! Mechanics in Aviation History." Her article, "Slim and Bud" about Lindbergh's barnstorming days, appears in the January 2010 Air & Space magazine. Read it at: http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Slim-and-Bud.html
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