Women Airforce Service Pilots: The Beginning
Interview with “Mac” McElyea
Certified Flight Instructor for the WASP Program at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX in 1943.
Curious about what WASP training was like during World War II? Take a journey back in time with this firsthand account from “Mac” McElyea, Certified Flight Instructor for the WASP Program at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX in 1943.
Havilland Mosquito “Mossie” takeoff!
Another highlight from last week’s trip to the D.C. area for the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover – a front row seat watching the de Havilland Mosquito “Mossie” takeoff!
The Mosquito was a British designed multi-role aircraft, and when it entered production in 1941, was made almost entirely out of wood and used two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. These powerful engines combined with its light weight for its size made it an ultra speedy aircraft, with the fastest variant hitting over 435 mph.
Experience the History of Women Airforce Service Pilots
Trailblazing Women Pilots
Honoring the WASP
Rare Footage of Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Archival videos courtesy of Texas Woman’s University