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WASP Statistics


Women pilots accepted by Women Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS)27
Women applying to Army Airforce (AAF) flight training25,000
Women accepted to AAF flight training1,879
Women pilots graduated from AAF flying training detachment school1,074
Women pilots assigned to duty stations at time of deactivation916
WASP killed during AAF program38

Types of Flying Duties
Ferrying Towing targets for anti-aircraft
Engineering test Towing targets for aerial gunnery
Demonstration Tracking and searchlight missions
Check pilot Simulated straffing and gasing
Administrative Smoke laying and chemical missions
Flight instructor (Basic and Instrument)

Flight Operation Statistics
60,000,000 Miles of Operations Flights
77 Types of Aircraft Ferried
12,000 Ferrying Operations
9,224,000 Miles Flown in Ferrying Operations
All P-47 Aircraft ferried out of Republic Aircraft factory in last 1/2 of 1944

Qualifications for Women Pilots
InitialFinal
Flying Time500 hours35 hours
Horsepower Rating200 H.P.No Requirement
Flying LicenseCommercialStudent
EducationHigh School or equiv. High School
Height60" minimum64" minimum
Age21-35 years18 1/2-35 years

Pilots Completing AAF Central Flying Training Command
Women PilotsMale Pilots
194374%75%
194454%45%

Accidents
WASPMale Pilots
Pilot Error Accident.001%.007%
Total Accident Rate.693%.707%
(per 1000 hours flight time)
Total Fatal Accidents.060%.062%
(per 1000 hours flight time)


Courtesy of The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University

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