Great Women in Aviation #1 - Patty Wagstaff

Great Women in Aviation #1 - Patty Wagstaff

by Henry M. Holden
     
 
There are few sports that demand the physical and mental discipline that it takes to be an aerobatic pilot. That is probably why competitive aerobatics has become a popular sensation for pilot thrill seekers and spectators.
Performing at the competition level requires that the pilot have split second timing and precise speed and altitude control. The critical

Overview

There are few sports that demand the physical and mental discipline that it takes to be an aerobatic pilot. That is probably why competitive aerobatics has become a popular sensation for pilot thrill seekers and spectators.
Performing at the competition level requires that the pilot have split second timing and precise speed and altitude control. The critical factors of wind and temperature must constantly be calculated and only the most advanced aircraft can execute the maneuvers. A wrong turn, a misjudged pullout or a roll in the wrong direction will not only cost the pilot points, but could cost them their lives.
Until 1972, men and women competed separately in aerobatic competition. For decades, women excelled in this precision sport with skill and artistry but none had captured the overall National Aerobatic Championship title, at least not until Patty Wagstaff streaked into the competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013486638
Publisher:
Black Hawk Publishing Co.
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Series:
Great Women in Aviation , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
53 KB

Meet the Author

Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 38 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.

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