During WW2 many woman pilots flew all kinds of aircraft from the factories to there staging area to go overseas
#10 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-03-08 03:58 PM
Speech by Amelia Earhart
.. Perhaps I'm prejudiced, but to me it seems that no other phase of modern progress contrives to maintain such a venom of romance and beauty coupled with utility aviation. Within itself, this industry embraces many of those scientific accomplishments which yesterday seemed fantastic impossibilites. The pilot, winging his way above the earth at two hundred miles an hour, talks by radio telephone to ground stations or to other planes in the air. In sick weather he is guided by radio beams and receives detailed reports of conditions ahead through special instruments and new methods of meteorological calculations. He sits behind engines in the liability of which measured by yardsticks of the past is all but unbelievable. I, myself, which is carried in over the North Atlantic part of the Pacific to and from Mexico city and the many times across this continent. Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women as yet have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men. As so often happens in introducing the new or changing the old, public acceptance depends particularly upon women than the attitude. In aviation they are arbitrary of whether or not their families shall fly and if such, are a potent influence. within the industry itself for women who work are still greatly outnumbered, they are finding more and more opportunities for employment in the ranks of this latest transportation medium. May I hope this movement will spread throughout all of applied science and industry and that women may come to share with men the joy of doing can appreciate most who have helped create.
#11 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT AT 2018-03-08 05:08 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1
I am in flight school to get my private pilots lic. and there a bunch of woman learning as well