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…

Watch “Six WAFS Up Close and Personal” Wednesday Night

IWASM Invites YOU: Film & Program Via ZOOM You are invited to join me — via ZOOM — Wednesday, July 7, at 7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, and 4 Pacific Daylight Time for a showing of my documentary film, Six WAFS Up Close and Personal, courtesy the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM)….

NOW IN AUDIO: Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII

First Nancy Love Biography Released by Audible Proud to announce that Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII is now available on Audible! Give it a listen! You’ll like it! The University of North Texas Press, my publisher, decided this year to offer my full biography of Nancy Harkness Love in audio. I am…

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Sarah’s “Flight to Destiny” Now On Amazon Kindle

Flight to Destiny – Pearl Harbor Revisited All of Pearl Harbor was spread out in front of Annie. The water itself appeared to be on fire. Japanese planes zoomed back and forth, diving, climbing, turning, shooting at everything that moved — planes, boats, trucks, cars, bicycles, people. Recall Reading These Words Back in January? They…

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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…

Part I: Teresa James — Chapter 3 of The ORIGINALS

“How are ya, honey,” the gravely voice greets me through the screen. “Come on in. I just got back from Mass and the coffeepot’s on.” Shelves bulging with books bearing aviation titles line the narrow, enclosed porch. Stacks of magazines with glossy picturesof airplanes top every table. The house is abloom with flowers. Religious icons,…

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