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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…

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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…

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…

WWII – WASP Ferry Planes Headed for Russia in 1944

Listen to My Podcasts: Bravo 369 — Warplanes to Siberia, Episode 6  This week’s blog is going to be short, but sweet. In it I’m offering links to TWO PODCASTS that I did last month. The originator of these podcasts is the Bravo 369 Flight Foundation and the guys in charge have become friends of mine:…

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Endowed Flight Scholarship in WASP’s Name

Maricopa College Honors WASP Bev Beesemyer *** Names Women’s Flight  Scholarship for Beesy *** The Beverly L. Beesemyer Endowed Scholarship for Women in Aviation is now a reality at Maricopa Community College, Phoenix AZ. Fritz and Derek Beesemyer have established this scholarship to honor their Aunt Bev and her fellow WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) of…

The Originals — An Excerpt from Chapter 17

Nancy Batson — The PT-26 Trip to Calgary Colonel Tunner had four PT-26s — PT-19s with canopies — that needed to be delivered to the Canadian RAF near Calgary, Alberta, before Easter. It was now the Friday afternoon before Palm Sunday. Knowing the importance of the assignment, Colonel Baker chose his WASP squadron commander, Betty…

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