Women Pilots

Some articles on women pilots, pilot, pilots, women:

Will Rogers World Airport - Key Airport Management - Other Notables - Museums
... permanently hosts the Ninety Nines Museum of Women Pilots ... of some of the most significant achievements and adventures of the international community of women pilots ... Its library and exhibit areas will provide new insights into the role women pilots played in the development of aviation ...
Women Airforce Service Pilots - Creation of The WASP
1941, Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran and test-pilot Nancy Harkness Love, two famous women pilots, independently submitted proposals to the U.S ... forerunner to the United States Air Force) to use women pilots in non-combat missions after the outbreak of World War II in Europe ... The motivation was to free male pilots for combat roles, by employing qualified female pilots to ferry aircraft from factories to military bases, and to tow drones and aerial targets ...
Avenger Field - History
... The Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP as it was known, began training women pilots in November 1942 at Howard Hughes field in Houston ... Of the 25,000 women who applied for flight training, 1,830 were accepted, and of those, 1,074 received their wings ... Training for women pilots paralleled but did not duplicate that given the men ...
Air Transport Auxiliary - Pilots
... The organisation recruited pilots who were considered to be unsuitable for reasons of age or fitness for either the Royal Air Force or the Fleet Air Arm (therefore humorously referred ... A unique feature of the ATA is that physical handicaps were ignored if the pilot could do the job ... Thus there were one-armed, one-legged, short-sighted, and one-eyed pilots with the ATA ...
... The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, also known as 99s, was founded on November 2, 1929 at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, New York for the mutual support and advancement of women pilots ... All 117 women pilots licensed at the time were invited and the group is named for the 99 of them who attended the meeting or expressed an interest in forming a group ... She was not present at the first gathering of women aviators on Long Island in October 1929, but did go to New York with Frances Harrell for the second meeting on December 14 at the home of ...

Famous quotes containing the words pilots and/or women:

    You know what I’m talking about. This business has changed. Flyers aren’t pilots anymore, they’re engineers. This is a college man’s game. Our work is done. The pioneering is over.
    Frank W. Wead (1895?–1947)

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    James Boswell (1740–1795)