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Pilot’s service lauded

For Jean Landa, even the sky wasn’t the limit. The Spokane Valley woman learned to fly at Felts Field and became a flight instructor in the early 1940s, when women aviators were rare. She then used those skills during World War II, joining the Women Airforce Service Pilots. This unit of women aviators flew military missions in the United States, freeing up male pilots for overseas duty.