Bonnie Johnson With Women In Aviation
Women Airforce Service Pilots
The Women Airforce Service Pilots, also known as WASP, and the predecessor groups the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) (official from September 10, 1942) were pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots.
Jean Gardner Batten
Jean Gardner Batten, a strikingly beautiful New Zealand woman, became one of the world's most popular and famous pilots when she established several individual flight distance records in the 1930s.
Women's History Month
Starting in 1987 the Women's History Month Project petitioned Congress to recognize the entire month of March as Women's History Month.
Blanche Noyes (June 23, 1900 – October 1981) was an American pioneering female aviator who was among the first ten women to receive a pilot's license.
Women in the Military in World War II
In 1941, the New York Herald Tribune published a letter from a woman who was tired of sitting at home worrying about the war. "If I were only a man, there would be a place for me," she wrote. Many women shared similar feelings of frustration, eager to play an active role in the conflict, but held back because by law and tradition.
Jackie Parker - Fighter Pilot
Soon after Defense Secretary Les Aspin announced in 1993 that women could be placed in US military combat roles, the New York Air National Guard offered Maj. Jackie Parker an F-16 assignment.
Olive Ann Beech
Universally recognized as the First Lady of Aviation, Olive Ann Beech, has the distinguished honor to be named the first Kansan inducted into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame.
Louise Thaden, Former Beech Pilot
Pilot-Performer Bonnie Johnson Operations Manager for Merkel Airplane Company, takes her audience back to 1958, as she reenacts the time when Thaden had just received her first ride in a jet aircraft with her son Bill.