PASADENA, CA —Pasadena Public Library will host authors Raquel Ramsey and Tricia Aurand, who will discuss their biography Taking Flight, The Nadine Ramsey Story on Tuesday, January 31, at 5 p.m. on Zoom. Ramsey and Aurand will mark the milestones and accomplishments of Nadine Ramsey in a question-and-answer discussion forum. To learn more about the inspiring story of a girl from Depression-era Kansas who overcame tremendous challenges and defied convention to become an elite pilot—one of the few American women to fly fighter aircraft during World War II, sign up at https://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=7327.
Nadine Ramsey went from barnstorming and speed racing aloft to penetrating a glass ceiling as one of 303 women pilots allowed to fly military aircraft. They crisscrossed the country, delivering planes from factories to embarkation points for shipment to overseas units in World War II. The pilots were members of the Women Aircraft Service Pilots (WASP) program, created over objections from many in the military. Only the shortage of male pilots in wartime convinced the U.S. to briefly lift the ban on women pilots flying military planes.
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