In 1942, Jacqueline Cochran sent all women with a registered pilot’s license this questionnaire.
While men would be accepted with 200 hours of flying time and three years of high school, women had to be high school graduates (college preferred), and have 500 hours of flying time. The first groups to enter the WAFs and WASPs were invited as a result of their answers to these questions. As time went on Cochran was able to design additional training for women pilots with flying times of 200 hours or less. Between 1942-1944, 25,000 women applied; 1,830 went to train; and 1,074 female aviators became WAFs and WASPs.