Examples of aircraft flown by Betty Stagg Turner
Listed in chronological order of her experience.

PT-17:
Probably the best known primary
trainer of the second world war.
The Stearman was responsible for
training a huge portion of the
pilots of WWII.

Photo is of unit displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum. 

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BT-13/15:
Basic Trainer.  Used to teach more
advanced aerobatics and actual
instrument flight.

Betty's last job in the WASPs was
as a maintenance test pilot. Male
USAAF cadets would not be
allowed to fly a repaired trainer until
she, or another WASP had  test
flown the repaired trainer.
Photos of BT-13 displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum

bt13_1.jpg (38499 bytes)

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LINK TRAINER:
Used to teach basic instrument flying.
Photo is of unit displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum. 
linktrn_1.jpg (51432 bytes)

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AT-6
"THE" advanced trainer for the Army Air
Corp.. Fairly easy to fly, and even easier
to maintain, this North American
Aviation design was used by many Allied
air forces during and after WWII.  It was
a mainstay at Avenger Field.
This is the example on display at
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum
AT-10:
A Beech twin engine trainer.
Constructed mainly of wood, it was
designed & built to conserve on
aluminum materials. 
at10_1.jpg (49284 bytes)

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AT-11:
A variant of the BEECH 18, the
"KANSAN" was used as a twin
engine trainer and, as this model
is configured, a bombardier trainer.

Photos of AT-11 displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum

at11_1.jpg (43954 bytes)

at11_2.jpg (48514 bytes)

B-24:

Betty recieved some b-24 time, mainly
as second pilot. However, she did
manage to gain a fair amount of first
pilot time in the Liberator.

TOP PHOTO is of DIAMOND LIL.
Owned by the COMMEMORATIVE
AIR FORCE.
BOTTOM PHOTO is of the one
displayed at Wright Patterson Air
Force Museum.

Diamondlilb24.jpg (43741 bytes)

sb_b-24.jpg (25912 bytes)