The World War II "Rosie the Riviter" campaign was modeled after Vickie Croston's mother, Rose Monroe, who moved her children from Kentucky to Michigan so that she could get a job at an aircraft factory. Monroe finally earned her pilot's license in the 1970s, and Croston later followed in her footsteps. "Whatever my mom did, she did well, and I want to be the same way," said Croston, who now does most of her flying for nonprofit agencies such as Challenge Air, which provides flying experiences to special-needs children.

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