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  • "ABOVE & BEYOND: 100 Years of Women In Aviation."
    Discover the personal insights and public impacts of a century of American heroines. Realize extraordinary feats of aviation including Katherine Wright (sister of the famed Wright Brothers), WWII Airforce Service Pilots, and Eileen Collins, the first female space shuttle commander. Encounter the New Generation of highly talented women in aviation. Explore military and civilian organizations, CAP and EAA, that teach students to soar. Relive the heartfelt appeal for WASPs to be honored with the same military funeral honors granted men, at Arlington National Cemetery. Celebrate the thunderous outpouring of support for WASPs, the historic Flag Day 2002 memorial service for WASP aviator Irene Englund, and the celebration at The Women in Military Service for America Memorial. [more info]

Women in Aviation 1:
"General Hap Arnold knew that military success depended on air superiority. But the core of ready pilots was inadequate..."
(running time :26)
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Women in Aviation 2:
Avenger Field, in Sweetwater, Texas. The training base where these women came together as one group, the WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots...
(running time 2:04)
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Women in Aviation 3:
WASPs returned home. In the darkest hour of our Nation's history they had responded to the call to serve. It would take thirty-five years for the WASPs to gain the status they so richly deserved...
(running time 2:24)
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Women in Aviation 4:
"We did everything at our own expense. We flew without insurance. We had no medical benefits. When we reported to Sweetwater it was at our own expense, and if we washed out, it was our own expense to get back...
(running time 1:34)
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Women in Aviation 5:
Bessie Coleman. In 1921 she became the first African-American to earn a pilots license. Unable to find a willing instructor in the United States, Bessie traveled to France to learn to fly...
(running time 1:28)
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Women in Aviation 6:
There is a new generation of women in aviation. These are the first women to return in numbers to military aircraft some 30 years after the WASPs were disbanded in the 1940s...
(running time 0:21)
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Women in Aviation 7:
Eileen Collins. In 1999, she became the first woman to command the space shuttle. Eileen and mission specialist Cady Coleman gave this interview from space...
(running time 0:38)
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Women in Aviation 8:
Nancy Lynn. An aerobatic flight instructor. Nancy is training with renowned aerobatic coach Sergei Boriaj for air show performance...
(running time 1:09)
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Women in Aviation 9:
Lieutenant Colonel Katie Creveling. A C 141 pilot for the U.S. Air Force. She is currently on temporary duty to the Pentagon...
(running time 1:07)
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Women in Aviation 10:
Trish Beckman. With 26 years of Navy flying experience, Trish now works as a flight test navigator at Boeing...
(running time 1:18)
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Women in Aviation 11:
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heide Bosworth, a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army along with co-pilot Margaret O'Connor fly the Black Hawk light transport helicopter.
(running time 1:28)
Women in Aviation 5
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Women in Aviation 12:
Carol Yocum. A United Airlines 737 captain. Even with a demanding on the job schedule, her love of flying extends to off-duty hours. In her spare time, Carol flies a PT 17 Stearman...
(running time 1:46)
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Women in Aviation 13:
Mary McCutcheon, an experienced pilot and professor of anthropology at George Mason University. She is also an active volunteer for the Young Eagles, a program developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association...
(running time 0:36)
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Women in Aviation 14:
CAP, the Civil Air Patrol, was founded in December 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. An auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP performs three congressionally mandated missions...
(running time 1:35)
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Women in Aviation 15:
The Air Force Junior ROTC takes students to the next level in the world of aviation. These students have opportunities to serve in all branches of the military, in all fields of aviation, with the most advanced planes, systems, and equipment in the world...
(running time 1:38)
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