At 92, former WASP flies again in P-51 Mustang

05/7/2009 | Huntington Beach Independent (Calif.)

For the first time in 65 years, Violet "Vi" Cowden last week climbed aboard a P-51 Mustang, an aircraft she used to fly as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. "It was unbelievable," the 92-year-old grandmother said of her flight from San Diego to Long Beach, Calif. "It's been 65 years since I've flown in that airplane, and when I got in it, it was like the 65 years had just disappeared." During the war, Cowden flew 19 different models of aircraft, delivering them from the factory to the military facilities where they would be based.

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