In a black and white photo that I borrowed from Celia Hunter in 2001, four young women in crisp white shirts and dark slacks stand beneath the cowling of a
A difficult constant of aviation is the prospect of mortality. A pilot knowingly takes the risk; it is part of the contract — not hidden in the fine print on
Through skill, competence, experience, and fortitude, women have played a pivotal role in aviation, from its dawn to the present day. From travel in lighter-than-air balloons to powered aircraft; from
The Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was a flight training program sponsored by the United States government. Its purpose was to increase the number of civilian pilots in order to
From July 29 to August 6, 1943, WASP Barbara ‘B.J.’ Erickson, the Commander of the 6th Ferrying Group at Long Beach California, accomplished the delivery of P-51, P-47, and C-47
35 WASP and 3 WAFS Died in WWII Thirty-eight WASP perished performing their patriotic calling — flying for their country in World War II. All were young women, age 20
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