Nancy rise to fame started as soon as she got her license, as Nancy was the first Australian woman to become a commercially- licensed pilot. When Nancy bought her own plane in 1938 she started to get noticed by many different people because for many people it was their first time seeing a plane let alone seeing a women pilot driving it. Nancy also went to many pageants throughout NSW, pormoting aviation and taking passengers into the skies. She was known as 'Angel of the Outback' for her work with the Far West Children's Health Scheme, as she worked in an ambulance.. In 1950 Nancy Bird Walton founded the Australian Women Pilots' Association which tries -
to foster closer relationship and unity among women pilots
to assist women to undertake flying in Australia and elsewhere
to develop public interest in aviation, especially among women
generally to assist in the development of aviation
By this time many poeple knew who Nancy was or at least heard of her because she had made her first book "Born to Fly" in 1961. In 2009 she was known globally as the first A380 plane for Qantas was name after her, "Nancy Bird-Walton".