British civilian pilot served with Air Transport Auxiliary at Hamble ferry pool in GB, 1941-1945
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1918-1939: family; education; decision to learn to fly; learning to fly at Brooklands Flying Club; first solo flight; warning against flying from badly burned man. Recollections of enlistment and training as pilot with Air Transport Auxiliary in GB, 1941: applying to join Air Transport Auxiliary and flight test, 1941; medical; flying training; taxiing and light ferrying duties; training and progression in Air Transport Auxiliary. Recollections of period with Air Transport Auxiliary at Hamble Ferry Pool in GB, 1941-1945: types of aircraft flown; attitude towards flying new types of aircraft.
REEL 2 Continues: weather conditions; uniform; attitude towards work with Air Transport Auxiluary; male attitude towards women pilots; pay; daily routine; food rations and mess arrangements; accidents; navigation; flying Not Entirely Airworthy aircraft; ferrying Westland Lysander destined for secret operation.
REEL 3 Continues: aircraft that were difficult for women to fly; opinion of commanding officer; relations between women pilots; reaction to deaths of colleagues; story of being shot at by German aircraft; impact of work with Air Transport Auxiliary on life and relationships; attitude of parent's towards her work with Air Transport Auxiliary; leave; attitude towards V1 raids; attitude towards work with Air Transport Auxiliary; post-war flying. Reflections on period with Air Transport Auxiliary.