Other women who flew were women of independent means. But I had to do something with it.
Nancy Bird Walton in March 2004
As a four-year-old, my mother told me I was climbing the fence, jumping off and calling myself an 'eppyplane' ... I bought books on aeroplanes, I followed everything in the newspapers about aeroplanes. Amy Johnson flew to Australia in 1930 - why couldn't I do something like that?Nancy Bird Walton