A Spitfire Girl: The World's Greatest Female Ferry Pilot Tells Her Story

A Spitfire Girl The World s Greatest Female Ferry Pilot Tells Her Story We visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than Spitfires and seventy six differen

  • Title: A Spitfire Girl: The World's Greatest Female Ferry Pilot Tells Her Story
  • Author: Mary Ellis Melody Foreman
  • ISBN: 9781473895362
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy six different types of aircraft and that person was Mary Wilkins.Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving as a ferry pilot with the AWe visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy six different types of aircraft and that person was Mary Wilkins.Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving as a ferry pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, transported aircraft for the RAF, including fast fighter planes and huge four engine bombers On one occasion Mary delivered a Wellington bomber to an airfield, and as she climbed out of the aircraft the RAF ground crew ran over to her and demanded to know where the pilot was Mary said simply I am the pilot Unconvinced the men searched the aircraft before they realized a young woman had indeed flown the bomber all by herself.After the war she accepted a secondment to the RAF, being chosen as one of the first pilots, and one of only three women, to take the controls of the new Meteor fast jet By 1950 the farmer s daughter from Oxfordshire with a natural instinct to fly became Europe s first female air commandant.In this authorized biography the woman who says she kept in the background during her ATA years and left all the glamour of publicity to her colleagues, finally reveals all about her action packed career which spans almost a century of aviation, and her love for the skies which, even in her nineties, never falters.She says I am passionate for anything fast and furious I always have been since the age of three and I always knew I would fly The day I stepped into a Spitfire was a complete joy and it was the most natural thing in the world for me.

    • A Spitfire Girl: The World's Greatest Female Ferry Pilot Tells Her Story By Mary Ellis Melody Foreman
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  • Excellent discription, especially when Mary made her very first flight and the first time inside the spitfire cockpit, it felt like I was in control and flying the plane myself, just an amazing story from this woman who was clearly born to fly from day one. Don't think any other words I express with do justice to this incredible woman.


  • The matter of war never goes away. When you think of war what comes to your mind? Men flying planes to their destination to bomb their target. That's the only word we heard through history was how the men bravely fought heroically, but what about the unknown heroine. We heard about the women taking over the men's position in the factory's and building ships, working as engineers, to name a few. How many know about women Ferry Pilots flying aircrafts to their needed destinations for the ATA durin [...]


  • I am a great fan of anything WW2 related and found the story inspirational.However there were lots of mistakes in this manuscript that tainted the pleasure of reading it a little!


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