A Royal Aeronautical Society Seminar featuring the wonderful women ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary
The Royal Aeronautical Society offered a unique opportunity to meet the few surviving women pilots who ferried every type of military aircraft during World War II, including fighters, huge four-engine bombers and the first British jet-engine aeroplane.
The seminar celebrated the achievements of the ATA ladies whilst giving a historical overview. To listen to the Spitfire Women themselves about their memories of these extraordinary times and their experiences, please click below.
Clare Walker, Chairman, Women in Aviation & Aerospace Committee, RAeS sets the scene as the first speaker in this blog. She is closely followed by Richard Poad, Chairman, Maidenhead Heritage Trust who tells the story of the Women Ferry Pilots. President Lee Balthazor introduces the session.
The second blog is introduced by Clare Walker and the speaker is Squadron Leader Tony Iveson, Bomber Command Association. Squadron Leader Iveson tell’s the story of the Women Ferry Pilots from a Pilots perspective.
The final instalment is from the ATA ladies themselves. Listen to Joy Lofthouse share her personal experiences of flying and Mary Ellis’s account of events. Molly Rose and Maggie Frost join in a question and answer session at the end of the session hosted by Captain David Rowland.
Recorded: 20 May 2011
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