NANCY BATSON CREWS, ALABAMA’S FIRST LADY OF FLIGHT
Books are softcover and autographed by author Sarah Byrn Rickman.
… the story of an uncommon woman:
- high school cheerleader
- campus queen
- airplane pilot
Born in 1960, right? Just in time to benefit from the Women’s Movement.
Wrong! Born in 1920. As a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), she flew airplanes for the U.S. Army in World War II.
The women pilots shuttled top-priority P-38, P-47, and P-51 high-performance aircraft from the factories to the docks.
After the war Crews raised a family but returned to aviation in her forties. She flight instructed, flew in air races, towed and also flew gliders, and owned her own flight service business.
She flew as copilot in a corporate turbo jet at age 80, and finally returned to her airplane of choice, the J-3 Cub.