--and it will be here SOON.
In the meantime, we've updated the EVENTS page. PLEASE visit to see if something fun is happening in your area--and then GO!
These special events celebrate the WASP, Military Aviation, and veterans across the USA.
HELP WINGS ACROSS AMERICA AND WASP ON THE WEB
CONTINUE TO FLY HIGH
If you have not considered a tax deductible gift to Wings Across America, please do. Gifts may be made to Baylor University--for WINGS ACROSS AMERICA--to help us GROW our website, travel the Flygirls of WWII Exhibit, and continue to explore new ways to share the exciting history of the WASP.
Online since 1996 -- beginning with "YAHOO PICK OF THE WEEK" our website now has over 2,000 pages and reaches MILLIONS of visitors all over the world, inspiring them with the unique and colorful history of the WASP of WWII.
We have traveled this far on a wing and a prayer--one step, one story, one WASP at a time. We need your help. Your gift will make a difference.
THANKS for your support!
God bless you all,
Nancy Parrish, Director
Wings Across America
LIVING LIFE ON THE ‘ RAGGED EDGE’
Wichita Falls, TX - February 8, 2008 - When she was 6 years-old, Jill Long, (EAA 721591) was at an air show and remembers telling her mother that someday she would perform in the sky.
“You can’t do that,” said a man who overheard. “You’re a girl.”
“How dare you tell her that!” Long’s mother responded. “She can do anything she wants to do.”
And Long has done just that.
READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE on this extraordinary AIR FORCE PILOT, who happens to be a female!
See JILL on VIDEO!
Visit Jill's website
FEBRUARY 16, 2008
Fort Wayne, IN Museum of ARTS Presents:
Girl’s Can’t Be Pilots: The Story of Margaret J. Ringenberg
Saturday, February 16
Margaret Ringenberg began her aviation career in 1943 during World War II when she became a ferry pilot with the Women’s Air Force Service Pilot (WASP). Although WASP pilots were not allowed to fly combat missions, they completed dangerous and important missions. The WASP disbanded in 1944 and Ringenberg went on to become a flight instructor. In total, she has logged over 40,000 hours of flight time and continues to race today, even completing the 'Round-the-World' Air Race in 1994 at the age of 72.
Click to read blog.
WAI Honors Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees For 2008
Five New Members To Be Inducted In March
Women in Aviation, International will welcome five new inductees into its Pioneer Hall of Fame during the closing banquet at the 19th annual Women in Aviation, International Conference in San Diego, CA. The Conference will be held from March 13-15, 2008.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO WASP MARGARET RINGINBERG, MICHELLE MALACHOWSKI, NANCY HARKNESS LOVE AND JERRIE MONK !
NEW WASP EAA VIDEO CLIPS ONLINE
From the EAA
WASP ETHEL FINLEY
WASP DOT SWAIN
WASP B.J. BROWN
WASP JEAN MC CREERY