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Barbara Bell

Author, Speaker, Leader

Flying has helped Barbara Bell view the world differently. As one of the first women to graduate from the US Naval Academy and the US Naval Test Pilot School, her perspective from up above has prepared her to empower the next generation of female leaders.




In 1992, she and fellow aviators went to Capitol Hill to help successfully repeal the combat exclusions laws, opening up combat aircraft and ships to women in the services. She is happy to report that women now fly unrestricted in the services.

Dr. Bell holds a BS in systems engineering from the United StatesNaval Academy, an MS in astronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MA in theology from Maryl Hurst University, and a doctorate in education from VanderbiltUniversity and is also a graduate of Navy Test Pilot School.

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Flight Lessons

Navigating Through Life's Turbulence And Learning To Fly High

When Barbara Bell was a child in the sixties, she often dreamt she was flying. In a deep sleep she would soar through the rolling hills, with arms outstretched, as her body accelerated through the air. Many of these dreamy nights were spent gliding through the same cloud formations that…

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