Lettice Curtis

Lettice Curtis

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Having learnt to fly before the war, Lettice Curtis went on to become the first woman to be cleared to fly four-engined heavy bombers during her service with the Air Transport Auxiliary. Her post-war career in the British aviation industry included highlights such as racing a Spitfire against some of the finest British test pilots. A unique story of this remarkable woman's lifetime in aviation.Her Autobiography Lettice Curtis. CHAPTER 17 ... In February 1944 I had the doubtful honour of making what was , in all probability, the only ATA landing on FIDO. This was the code used for a#39;Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operationa#39; , a system designed to clear a hole in fog or low cloud over a runway to allow aircraft returning from operations to land at their home base. Burners for this were laid on anbsp;...

Title:Lettice Curtis
Author: Lettice Curtis
Publisher:Red Kite / Air Research - 2004

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