Virginia "Scotty" Bradley Gough, (1922-2013) grew up chasing a daring pair of dreams: to fly and to parachute jump. She became on of 1,074 women in the Women Airforce Service Pilots organization (WASP) in February 1944.
William F. Hutchinson (Brig.Gen.Ret.),served in the Delaware Air National Guard (DANG) for more than three decases and flew combat in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was air commander of DANG from 1972 through 1983.
Elinor Patricia Smith (1911-2010) was a teen sensation. At 15 she was the youngest female in the world to fly solo. That was 1926. In 1927 she became the youngest licensed pilot on record. Her pilot's license is signed by Orville Wright.
Douglas W. Thompson (1918-2010), of Dover flew combat in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He also figured in the space program that took us to the moon. In 1964, after 22 years, he retired from the Air Force. He had qualified in 22 aircraft types and was a certified instructor in nine.
Col. Carol Anne Timmons, is the perfect model for young women who want a dream fullfilled. Since childhood, Carol wanted to fly jets. Following graduation from William Penn High School in 1976, she enrolled in college and enlisted in the Delaware National Guard. She is the first female pilot to fly the DANG C-130s. She flew in support of operations in Bosnia, Kosovo and in 2003 was activated for "Operation Iraqi Freedom."