While going through the archives I stumbled upon a newspaper article about women looking toward the sky. Two women from Misericordia were looking to get their airplane licenses and complete their flight hours. This was written in 1955, but what was neat was that five years later there was a photo taken of two women in front of an airplane with different names. This leads me to believe that even more women were striving to make flying their career. After some quick research, in 1960 only a little over 21,000 woman had other than student pilot certificates and even today 97% of pilots are men. I found these two items fascinating because at least four women from our school were making strides in breaking normal gender roles. They followed what they enjoyed doing and made a career for themselves. This makes me wonder how long these types of classes lasted and how many women successfully graduated from the program.