Patty Wagstaff

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Born Sep 11, 1951

Patty Wagstaff is an aerobatic pilot from the United States. Wagstaff traveled all over the world as a child: her father was a pilot for Japan Airlines, and Wagstaff would travel to Southeast Asia, Australia and Alaska to prepare for her own career as a pilot. Her first lesson was on a Cessna 185; since then, she has earned licenses to fly multiple classes of aircraft, including helicopters.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born in 1951.


1985 34 Years Old In 1985, Wagstaff qualified for the US Aerobatic Team and competed until 1996. … Read More
1987 36 Years Old In 1987, she earned the Rolly Cole memorial award for her contributions to the aerobatic sports, and in 1991, she won her first of three US National Aerobatic Championships.


1991 40 Years Old In 1991, Western Flyer's Magazine readers chose her as their favorite pilot.
1993 42 Years Old She was the International aerobatic champion in 1993.
1994 43 Years Old In 1994, her Goodrich-sponsored Extra 260 airplane was put on display next to Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. … Read More
1996 45 Years Old The awards kept on coming, and in 1996, she was the top scoring American pilot at the World Aerobatics Championship. … Read More
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Wagstaff's honors were not limited to awards and championships, and in 1997, she received her first Hall of Fame induction, being inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame as well as the International Women's Aviation Hall of Fame.


2002 51 Years Old In 2002, she won the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson award, and in 2004, she was elected into what is arguably aviation's most prestigious Hall of Fame, the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
2006 55 Years Old In December 2006 Wagstaff was inducted into the International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old Wagstaff was arrested on July 31, 2008 for driving drunk on a runway after the airport had closed and resisting arrest at Wittman Regional Airport, site of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. … Read More
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