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3103, 2024

Betty Blake: Trailblazing WASP Pilot & Aviation Pioneer

In aviation history, Betty Guild Blake was a trailblazer. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 20, 1920. At age 15, she took her first airplane flight, marking the beginning of her voyage into the skies. Betty's love of aviation deepened, inspiring her to enroll in the University of Hawaii's Civilian Pilot Training Program and obtain her pilot's license. The events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, marked a turning point in Betty's life. Betty had been taking tourists around the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Oahu before the incident. However, she shifted her efforts after [...]


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