Tuesday TEMS: Andrew Malcolm, Fly Girls update

posted at 3:21 pm on January 19, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day!

  • Andrew Malcolm joins us for Tuesdays with Andrew! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss all of the hot political stories of the day.
  • Who were the WASPs of WWII? Women who pioneered in aviation service in the military, and whose stories have gone almost entirely untold. That’s what Oscar-nominated director Matia Karrell, Hilary Prentice, and Jess Clackum hope to rectify in FlyGirls, a planned ten-part miniseries dramatizing their contributions to victory and history. We’ll talk with them about the WASP program, the women who served their country, and how people can help launch this miniseries through their crowdfunding effort.

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Thanks for the link to the trailer, Ed.

My flight instructor at the University of North Dakota was a WASP, and during our flight time together she told stories of her time as a WASP.

Some of her stories were amazing! If memory serves correctly, she was about 5’5″, had a daredevil spark in her eye, and was firm, but understanding as she taught me to understand and be comfortable in that Cessna 150.

One day, she took me up in her ‘special’ Cessna 172. Soon after takeoff I found out what the ‘special’ was all about! Aerobatics! She showed me what a flat spin felt like (terror!), and a nose dive (more terror), and an upside down hammer stall (screaming terror!!!). And she laughed through it all.

She also had me fly at 1,500′ and fly the course of the Red River. Sound simple? Look up the Red River of the North! That horrid river has more curves than a dancing serpent! And I wasn’t allowed to vary my altitude more than 250′. No, I never did get it right. And yes, every time she demonstrated how to do it, she nailed it.

She flew bombers, transports, and fighters. I don’t remember her name, but I remember how she loved flying, and how proud she was of having served this country in a time of great need. A true hero!

SubDoc on January 19, 2016 at 4:06 PM

To call the WASPs “forgotten” does them a great disservice. They were lied to, lied about, and abandoned by the government that used them up and threw them out. The memory of the WASPs and all they accomplished should stand as an indictment of FedGov’s utter callousness and incompetence.

gryphon202 on January 19, 2016 at 4:33 PM