Many of our lives are shaped by circumstances, whose importance cannot even be conceived at that moment they occur. The heroine in this book embraces those seemingly obscure moments and ends up with a position of real importance to the Allies and her own countrymen. She becomes very grateful for the things that ultimately brought her to the zenith of her career and to the love of her life. It is my hope that as you fly with her you will become grateful as well, for having met her, and for the opportunity to learn from her. Close the canopy and fire up the engines, your own adventure awaits.