I am a former teacher and now am a full-time blogger. I write stories that are about my aunt who was a pilot in the 30’s. I was given her paraphernalia in 1986 when my dad passed away. Inside I found pictures and newspaper accounts of her years as pilot. I was intrigued and decided to write a book about her. I now have 3,000 + pages of research about her and the era of women pilots. I found that the culture  of this era was fascinating and that not everyone was in bread lines singing “Brother Spare A Dime.” Around 2012 I realized that I needed to stop researching and write something. My book was going to be a non-fiction, fiction, children story and then I realized that I didn’t even know how to write a book. I discovered that blogging was writing a book one page at a time. I thought I can do that. So the blog began. 

I call myself a Plane Nut even though I am not a pilot. I am enthusiastic about the world of aviation. I enjoy reading books, watching movies, reading aviation magazines and blogs. I “talk” with pilots on Facebook and Twitter and learn about their aviation experiences. I have learned so much about the brave women that paved the way for our women of today. 

I want to let you know that “There were more than Amelia.” In fact, there were 99 women pilots in 1929. Only one is known today…Amelia. My goal is to bring other women out of the shadows. I guess I’m unique…I am a senior that is just plain nuts about aviation. 

Before my interest in aviation I had another passion that is totally related to aviation…movie musicals LOL. I LOVE MUSICALS!!!! I LISTEN TO THE SCORES AND WATCH THE MOVIES OVER AND OVER.  The Golden Age of Movie Musicals was a fabulous time in movie musical history. See, I am not a one trick pony!! I am interested in everything. I always say…I want to learn everything about everything. Thank you Google.

I hope  that you will follow my blog and leave a comment. All writers like to know your opinion of their writing. 


Wishing you blue skies and calm winds.


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi flylady33.
    My name is Dave, and let me just start by saying I have very much enjoyed your blog. I had not read much about these pioneering women until you sparked my interest
    Good stuff.
    My “airtime”, if you will, is quite limited, and that’s only as a passenger (lol), however, I was motivated by your honest and lovely work to tell one of my very few flight stories (only biplane story) as a comment on your site, following your most recent blog.
    Anyway, seems I’ve digressed a bit.
    I met you, having lunch with my girlfriend at McDonalds (Touhy & Kedzie), about a year ago. I carried your tray over for ya, and you told me briefly of your blog, gave me you card.
    Having said all that…..I’d like very much to talk with you about your book idea, and about your blog. That is if you ever have any free time to correspond a bit.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Thank you for sharing your story about your Aunt Vicky! It sounds like she was a remarkable lady and ahead of her time.
    I look forward to reading your future blogs and learning more about aviation.

  3. Hi,
    It was a pleasure to meet you this morning and chat. I’ve started poking around the blog and see that there is a wealth of information, both writing and pictures. A number of things promise to be quite interesting and I look forward to spending some time here and seeing what you’ve discovered and what you’ve written. The history of women in aviation is not a well-known one–as you are quite aware–and I am certain that I’ll learn quite a bit as I spend time on your pages. Thanks for the card and the introduction!

    • It was great meeting you too and thanks for your message. I want you to know that I also write about the culture of the thirties and I will profile the men who are also unknown today. Today the general public only knows Amelia and Charles. I think that my aunt was inspired by Amelia and Charles. So am I.
      The end of the month is a tour of Palwaukee and I plan to go. Today I am publishing a post about the airport. Give a look and maybe join me on the tour.

  4. Hi Cynthia,

    It was great meeting you this morning. Hope your hip is feeling better. Your blog is a wonderful testament to the courage of our pioneer aviation sisters. I’m sure your aunt would be proud of your writings. Great job!!



  5. Hi from Marla
    I have always loved reading stories of women pilots. So of course I will enjoy reading your blog and your book. Continue the good work you are doing. I enjoyed reading what you wrote so far.

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