Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story

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“Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story” by Raquel Ramsey and Tricia Aurand has been published and available for purchase from the OMA Alumni office.

Raqui Ramsey is the wife of the late OMA Alumnus, Col. Edwin P. Ramsey ’37. Nadine Ramsey is Edwin Ramsey’s sister and Raquel’s sister-in-law.

The book is an inspiring story of a girl from Depression-era Kansas who overcame tremendous challenges and defied convention to become an elite pilot – one of few American women to fly fighter aircraft during World War II.

If you wish to have an autographed copy, you can order direct from Raquel Ramsey at [email protected] and include a check in the amount of $36.00 ($29.95 for cost of book and $6.00 for shipping).

If possible, Raqui will attend the 2021 OMA Alumni Reunion and be available for a book signing at the Saturday luncheon.

“‘Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story’ is more than the tale of her days as a WASP ferrying high priority army aircraft across the skies of World War II America. It is the heartfelt account of her family and its collective grit, patriotism, and raw courage. A good read with a ton of great research on woman pioneers in aviation.” – Sarah Byrn Rickman, Author of “The Originals: The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II” and “Wasp of the Ferry Command; Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds.”

Film production of the documentary, “Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story,” by Vanilla Fire has been postponed due to COVID-19.