Patty Wagstaff
US aviator
Patty Wagstaff
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.
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Record-Setting Pilot Loved Speed and Challenges - The Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
Patty Wagstaff, a longtime friend and the first recipient of the Betty Skelton First Lady of Aerobatics award, an honor given to the highest-placing female pilot in the US National Aerobatic Championships, agreed that Skelton didn't let her success
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Betty Skelton, Air and Land Daredevil, Dies at 85 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
“She paved the way for women like Betty Stewart, Mary Gaffney and Patty Wagstaff, who in 1991 became the first woman to win the national championship competing against both men and women.” In 1960, Ms. Skelton appeared on the cover of Look magazine,
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A Match for Men in the Skies - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Patty Wagstaff, a champion US aerobatic flier, said Ms. Skelton was an inspiration to generations of women pilots. "She was really gorgeous and a really attractive 'girly girl,' but could sit down and talk about breaking a land-speed record or flying a
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'In Plane View' lands Labor Day weekend at Challenger Center - East Valley Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
“Carolyn Russo has managed to take the overall beauty I see in airplanes — and spacecraft and other artifacts of flight — and frame their art in pieces rather than as whole subjects,” said Patty Wagstaff, three-time National Aerobatic Champion,
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2011 California Capital Airshow Exhilarates and Thrills Fans with Explosive ... - Business Wire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Airshow fans will also experience the raw power and extreme capabilities of the F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team, the electrifying Patriots Jet Team, aerobatic champion, Patty Wagstaff, and a USAF Heritage Flight. Rounding out the line-up will be
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Pilot killed in air show crash was from Ponte Vedra Beach - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
"Everyone is sad," said Patty Wagstaff, a St. Augustine-based stunt pilot who heard the news while in California to perform. "We're a really tight-knit community." Flying was a passion for Jensen, who said on his website that he's been doing aerobatics
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Airborne mix of aggression, grace and discipline - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Patty Wagstaff, a world champion aerobatics pilot, flies out of Santa Rosa as an Air Attack pilot for Cal Fire in the OV-10 Bronco. By SAM SCOTT Patty Wagstaff will open the annual Wings Over Wine Country air show Aug. 20 and 21 with a touch-and-go
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Pilots put on entertaining air show at Travis Air Force Base - TheReporter.com
Google News - over 5 years
As famous stunt pilot Patty Wagstaff kicked off the show with a dizzying display of loops, spins and figure eights, seemingly form nowhere a yellow Jelly Belly-sponsored Stearman enters her airspace in erratic fashion, sending her off course
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Avfuel Welcomes Air Show Visitors and Aviation Greats - Helicopter Association International
Google News - over 5 years
Renovated by Avfuel in 2008, the AVCLUB at the Jack Mark Hangar has seen a wealth of aviation stars and special guests in just three years of operation -- guests like Carroll Shelby, Harrison Ford, Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff and many more
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A puras acrobacias recaudan fondos para un gastroscopio - La Tribuna.hn
Google News - over 5 years
En el espectáculo participo el aviador de Guatemala, Martin Keller; de El Salvador, Eduardo Poma y Carlos Dardano; mientras que la campeona mundial de acrobacia aérea de Estados Unidos, Patty Wagstaff a bordo de su “Extra 300”, efectuó también
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Caddies & Young Season Review : The Pretenders - 7Cantonas (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Peter “it'd help if you did” Crouch had knocked himself unconscious on Patty Wagstaff's 300S while holidaying in Florida, and finally some sneaky swine, probably a Goon, seemed to have stolen Gomes' hands. All this resulted in a 5th place finish
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'Fly my dream for me' - AOPA Pilot
Google News - almost 6 years
Living vicariously as aviatrices for a few hours, they pretended to be aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff flying through a barn and looping and rolling over the South Carolina countryside on a flight simulator. “Oh yeah, totally
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FILM REVIEW; A Chance to Vote at the Box Office for the Heartland
NYTimes - over 12 years
Thanks to ''The Passion of the Christ'' and ''Fahrenheit 9/11,'' buying a movie ticket has become like casting a vote -- or at least like calling the 900 number on ''American Idol.'' The latest film to go after your ideological dollar is ''America's Heart and Soul,'' a feel-good documentary that Disney has had on the company release schedule for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patty Wagstaff
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She pled no contest to the charges, was fined $500 and ordered not to drive for eight months. She publicly apologized for the incident. Wagstaff is a instrument rated pilot who flies herself to airshows that she performs at. She previously owned a Beechcraft Baron and Cirrus, and currently flies a V-Tailed Beechcraft K-35 with her two dogs and parrot.
  • 2006
    Age 54
    In December 2006 Wagstaff was inducted into the International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Based in St. Augustine, Florida, Wagstaff continues working in the aviation field as an airshow pilot, stunt pilot for films, consultant, flight instructor and author. She is Emeritus Board Member of the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum. She was on the Presidential Advisory Committee to the Centennial of Flight commission. She flies airshows across North America in a variety of airplanes including the Extra, T-6, P-51 Mustang and others. In addition to airshows, Wagstaff has flown OV-10 Bronco's as a seasonal firefighter in California. Patty Wagstaff has been featured numerous times in Microsoft's Flight Simulator series.
  • 2002
    Age 50
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 45
    In 1997, she was the recipient of the NAA Paul Tissandier diploma, and she won the Bill Barber award for sportsmanship in 1998.
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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.
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  • 1996
    Age 44
    The awards kept on coming, and in 1996, she was the top scoring American pilot at the World Aerobatics Championship.
    More Details Hide Details That year also, she won the GAN and Flyers Magazine Reader's Choice awards as favorite female pilot, as well as the Charlie Hillard trophy.
  • 1994
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details From 1988 to 1994, she won the Betty Skelton First Lady of Aerobatics award six times in a row.
  • 1993
    Age 41
    She was the International aerobatic champion in 1993.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 39
    In 1991, Western Flyer's Magazine readers chose her as their favorite pilot.
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  • 1987
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 33
    In 1985, Wagstaff qualified for the US Aerobatic Team and competed until 1996.
    More Details Hide Details She was the top U.S. medal winner, winning gold, silver and bronze medals in international competition for several years.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born in 1951.
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