This coming Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm, family, friends and pilots are invited to come together for a service celebrating and remembering our very special friend and teacher, Frances Rohrer Sargent. Fran was not only a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots, World War II American female aviator), she was a teacher, a mentor to hundreds of aviation students through-out her career and a caring friend to many of us in the community.
Fran was active with Wings Over Miami from the museum’s inception and spent many happy times out at the museum being interviewed and telling amazing stories. She loved airplanes with every bit of her heart and didn’t hesitate a moment when it came to sharing her aviation knowledge and skills with anyone who asked. The museum was honored to have Fran as a Director Emeritus for many years.
We will be sharing our fond memories through a brief religious service and eulogy by those who admired and loved her. The public is invited to the service and to share the celebration of Fran’s remarkable life through her scrap books, awards, and the words of those who knew her.
Please park on the grass across the street from the museum or next to the museum making sure not to block the fire gate to the ramp. The museum parking lot is reserved for handicapped. There is additional parking directly across the street from the museum in Miami Dade College’s aviation school parking lot. You may enter through the gift shop or through the south side door of the museum hangar.
Also, please keep in mind that the service will be in the warm hangar and it is suggested that you dress comfortably.