“A good woman pilot,” Love said in 1932, “has a better chance than a man because there are so few of them.”
From a March,1936 Questionnaire completed in her own handwriting.
Q: "What do you think is the fascination of flying?"
A: " The most fascinating thing to me is the constant widening of the field, so that there is always something new to learn-I enjoy the speed too, but keep at it mainly because I know so little- and want to know a great deal, about it-not only radio navigation, instrument flying etc., but the actual control of the ship under varying conditions small fields-stunting, etc."
Q: "Do you think women make good pilots?"
A: " Subject to the same qualifications as men-yes-but many women are unfitted physically and temperamentally, as are many men."
Along with other female aviators like Amelia Earhart, she wanted Americans to see flying as safe and natural and, in Love's words, "as commonplace as riding on a trolley car." She wanted to see aviation widely accepted, especially by women, and she believed that "if a woman has the spare time to learn French, she has the time to learn to fly."
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