When I was Los Angeles early 2000 I got to talk to an “old lady” in Los Angeles when I asked her why there were a massive number of trailers there accross the lake. It turned out they were filming Little Nicky and that the movie wasn’t well planned. They filmed at night and had to run off to the K-Mart to get heaters as the snakes in the movie decided it was too cold to move ;-).
But as this is not what you were planning to read when clicking this post I get to the point.
When the discussion moved to Aviation she told me that she ferried B-25 Bombers in World War 2 to Europe and took flight training on other planes including the Harvard ( The Pilot maker/breaker NOT an easy plane to fly). She obviously knew quite a lot about the Multi engined plane. I didn’t know they were a “civilian contractor auxilery” at the time and had to pay themselves. The also did test training and trained male pilots who went off to war. That was new to me at that time.
A famous on is Cornelia Fort who nearly was shot down by Japanese planes in 1941 as she encountered as a Certified Flight Instructor on a training flight. She became a WASP as well.
This is a recent webinar from the Commemerative Air Force, which keeps aviation alive. They research is very well done (disclaimer I am a supporter (CAF Colonel and took several flights with them, the CAF is non-profit).
Here is the webinar, there is a whole bunch of them as live lectures have been cancelled…