Female WWII pilot gets back in the air

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Joy Lofthouse, one of the few surviving women to have flown a Spitfire during World War II, took the skies in the famous plane 70 years on and said the whole thing was “lovely”.

“When the war broke out all our boyfriends would talk about was flying. So when we saw the advert we both decided to apply. Once we were there, there was no sex discrimination.” -Joy Lofthouse, one of the last surviving female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (or “Attagirls”).

(via The Mary Sue)