From the Director: Before they were the WASP our FlyGirls flew for Great Britain. These women would go wherever there was a need and England had a desperate need for pilots. Across two continents friendships will be forged. Battles fought. Lives lost. In 1939, British Aviatrix Pauline Gower, at the age of 29, was given the job of forming a women’s section of the British Air Transport Authority, a group of civilian pilots. One of the pilots under her command was Jacqueline Cochran, who later founded the WASP. Cochran brought 25 American women pilots to fly for Gower's ATA.