Constance Leathart: The forgotten 'aviatrix' of WWII

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Constance Leathart flew Spitfires in World War Two and was one of the first women with a pilot’s licence – but her remarkable story has been largely forgotten, says Chris…

“Pilots were instructed to keep under 250 miles an hour when delivering a Spitfire…. [but] you tell that to a hot-blooded woman or man in a plane that will do 400. They weren’t supposed to go low flying – they did. They weren’t supposed to do stunts – they did.”