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Terry, Florence (Bobby)
Pioneer aviator, and one of the first women to own and pilot her own plane. One of the first female commercial pilots in Australia and the first to hold a license for seaplanes, she began flying in 1928. She was one of the six women pilots, with Phyllis Arnott, Margaret Skelton, Evelyn Follett and Alice Upfold and Freda Deaton, to fly in formation and escort Amy Johnson into Sydney in June 1930, and with Nancy Bird she was one of the few Australian members of The 99. She was one of the founding members of the Australian Women Pilots Association in 1950. Born in Queensland in 1890, she married grazier JE Terry in Sydney in 1920. After his death in 1934 she married 'the flying solicitor' Monte Fowler in 1938.