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VIDEO: We Were WASPs

Historical film footage of the female pilots that were the WASPS.

VIDEO: WASPS Historical Film Footage

WOMEN Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, a historical look through film footage. Edited and produced by Nancy Parrish. Copyright 1998 Wings Across America.

VIDEO: Hanna Reitsch, The First Woman Astronaut and Test Pilot, Part One

Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979) was a German aviatrix who was once Adolf Hitler’s personal pilot, and was the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class and the Luftwaffe Combined Pilots-Observation Badge in Gold with Diamonds during World War II. For more information, see: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_Reitsch

VIDEO: Hanna Reitsch, The First Woman Astronaut and Test Pilot, Part Two

Hanna Reitsch, Nazi Germany’s celebrated woman test pilot who had flown the VI rocket bomb in sub orbital flight in the early 1940’s — 20 years before the first American spaceman — was actually history’s first astronaut. Hanna started with gliders. Her passion for the air soon overtook her interest in medicine, and she left […]

Flying Corporate: Wisdom from a Pro

Katha’s 23 years as a corporate pilot began at a time when few women flew for pay, muchless paid corporate flying.