Take off with Nancy Harkness Love, first female pilot to serve in the Army Air Forces and founder of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) during World War II, in this picture book biography perfect for readers of Fly, Girl, Fly! or Fearless Flyer.
In 1930, when Nancy Harkness was sixteen years old, she took a ride in a biplane and fell in love with flight. But at that time, women weren't encouraged to pursue careers in aviation.
Despite the barriers, Nancy took to the air and earned her pilot's license. She continued to fly in college, becoming known as "The Flying Freshman." After traveling to Boston for a job, she met her future husband and fellow pilot, Bob Love, and began her official career in aviation, eventually becoming director of the WAFS during World War II.
By pursuing her dreams, Nancy paved the way for other female pilots to soar.