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VETERANS DAY: REMEMBERING WAFS DOROTHY SCOTT

IT TOOK 33 YEARS FOR THE WOMEN PILOTS OF WWII TO BE RECOGNIZED AS VETERANS Dorothy Scott was the 25th woman pilot to join the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) in the fall of 1942. Dorothy perished in a mid-air crash a year later – the second of the original WAFS to die flying for…

WAFS Dorothy Fulton Honored Twice!

New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Inducts WAFS Dorothy Fulton After a forty-year wait, Honey Fulton Parker is thrilled that – long overdue – her older sister Dorothy Fulton (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, WWII) has been recognized by her home state for her flying record par excellence!!! Flying Over Teaneck She Loses Her Propeller! Dorothy has quite…

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The WAFS/WASP Story Began for Me, at IWASM

“Thank You” IWASM and My Mentor Joan Hrubec IWASM, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, is hosting the launch of my newest book—Teresa James’s biography—October 20 at 7 pm Eastern Time, 5 pm Mountain Time. Join me and many of my friends and fellow advocates of the amazing women pilots who flew for our…

Meet Original WAFS Dorothy Fulton

A 1930s Flyer With a 20th Century Attitude The WASP Museum, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, is currently honoring original WAFS (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) #22, Dorothy Fulton. Check it out!!! Here is my personal tribute to Dorothy. No pilot expects the propeller to drop off an airplane. But that is how nineteen-year-old Dorothy Fulton came to…

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Betty Gillies, A Trailblazer in Women’s Aviation

Hometown Pilot Betty Gillies’ Impressive Legacy BY KAREN BILLING, STAFF WRITER Rancho Santa Fe News, Rancho Santa Fe, California (Reprinted with permission) NOV. 10, 2020 4:56 AM PT The late Betty Gillies, a trailblazer in women’s aviation, is featured in the new young adult novel “Betty Gillies: WAFS Pilot”, a true story written by Sarah Byrn Rickman drawing on the…

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On D-Day, Let’s Also Remember WWII’s Women Pilots

D-Day, June 6, 2019 — 75 years! This morning, I received a call from John Leicester of AP (Associated Press). He was calling from France where he was battened down in a hedgerow somewhere in Normandy. As a reporter, he was there as part of the intensive coverage — today — of the 75thanniversary of the…

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“Nancy Love: WASP Pilot” Debuts TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s the Big Day! May 25, 2019 Nancy Love: WASP Pilot — FilterPressBooks.com — releases officially tomorrow. Copies will be for sale at the WASP WWII Museum at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, where most of the WASP trained in 1943-44. The occasion is WASP Homecoming, an annual event held on the very grounds where the women…

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Part II: Teresa James, an ORIGINAL

Wind Singing in the Wires Picking up where we left off last Friday… Gradually, Teresa began to follow his movements and, soon, she thought she was simply moving the stick and rudders in concert with him. They would be back on the ground before she learned that, by then, she was flying the airplane. Harry…

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