Om Lettice Curtis
After qualifying as a pilot in the 1930s, Lettice became one of the legendary women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary whose job it was to ferry combat aircraft to and from operational units. In the war years she flew most of the RAF's aircraft, from Tiger Moths, to Spitfires and Lancasters. With no 'conversion courses' she was often given just a quick once-over of the controls before she set off in a new type of high performance machine.After the war she continued flying as a civilian with Fairey Aviation and entered the air-racing circuit flying a Spitfire in competition. Long after many others would have retired, Lettice converted to helicopters and the Robinson R-22.