Ann Wood-Kelly, a true aviation pioneer passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2006. She was one of 28 American women recruited in 1942 by Jackie Cochran to fly for the British Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. After her return to the States she later became the first female Vice-President for Pan American Airways. The most recent addition to her aviation legacy was her lead in the creation of a website for the Air Transport Auxiliary (www.airtransportaux.com) which remains the best source of information about ATA on the internet.
Ann was a Life Member of the Ninety-Nines and a member of the Eastern New England Chapter, New England Section. Ann is survived by her son, Christopher Wood Kelly.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund sent to:
46 S. Stonington Dr.
Palatine, IL 60074