Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with stickers, stamps and protective plastic covering. Minor wear to book corners.
The name of Lettice Curtis is well known in the British aviation world. Her career as an aviator is both remarkable and unique, yet until now it has never been put into print. Inspired by requests from many who have known her, Lettice has finally put pen to paper and opened her photo album to tell her amazing story from school days to retirement.
After qualifying as a pilot in the 1930s, Lettice became one of the legendary women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary whose job 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.