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Female WWII Pilot Attends Announcement of New Air Museum

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INGLESIDE (Kiii News) -

A new hangar and museum will soon be built in Ingleside. It was announced Monday at a ceremony at the McCampbell-Porter Airport.

The brand new hangar and air museum is expected to be completed by April of 2014. On hand for Monday's announcement was the legendary World War II pilot and instructor, Maxine Flournoy.

Flournoy was one of the first women ever to fly a military aircraft.

"I understand we were pioneers. I didn't know it at the time. I didn't know we were pioneers or that we were unusual," Flournoy said. "Since then, many women have come up to us and said that we opened the door for them, and I guess we did."

While Flournoy was a history maker who faced challenges as a female pilot at a time when female pilots were not recognized, she said she did not consider her journey difficult because she enjoyed every minute of it.

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