Topic: Trey's making another thing
So I've started a new crowdfund project - it's the story of another female pilot, except this time it's true!
It was a weird career choice for a Nashville debutante in the late 1930's, but my great-aunt Cornelia Fort became one of the first licensed female pilots in Tennessee, and then its very first female flight instructor.
And then she took a gig as a flight instructor in Hawaii and on December 7th, 1941 she was in the air over Pearl Harbor... and the story just keeps on getting more interesting. Cornelia survived that experience and went on to do lots more amazing shit, including being the first female American pilot to die in service when she was only 24 damn years old.
For various reasons she's not much remembered today, and almost no physical evidence of her even exists. She's mentioned in various documentaries (and even appears as a character in the Pearl Harbor movie Tora! Tora! Tora!), but there hasn't really been a documentary devoted specifically to her.
So now I'm tryna make one.
This project's a lot simpler than Pink Five, and that's fully intentional. It's mostly just me and some gear going on a road trip, in search of the few remaining places and things and people connected to my great-aunt.
So y'all know the drill - I would greatly appreciate your support, so please check out the site and pledge yerself a perk if you can afford one.
And if you can't, that's cool - but maybe you could get out there online and plug, plug, and plug some more? That's what did the trick with the Pink Five funding - getting the word out there to people and groups I wouldn't have been able to reach by myself.
There's still a month to go, and we're 40% funded. So far so good, but gotta keep that ball rolling - so that link again is...
and now... fly, my pretties! FLY!