Suit Up for Women's History at the Air Zoo!

At the Air Zoo, celebrating Women’s History Month really *suits* us! That’s why it’s especially rewarding to share the story of superstar aerobatic champion, Patty Wagstaff, and her flight suit.

Patty Wagstaff is a three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion—the first woman to earn the title. Patty’s flying passion soared when her father, a Japan Airlines captain, welcomed her to take the controls of his DC-6. Patty has represented America in Olympic-level international competition since 1986 and brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals as a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team.

A National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, Patty is known for her creativity and razor-sharp precision when flying hardcore, unlimited aerobatics. Her maneuvers include the inverted ribbon cut, multiple vertical snap rolls, tailslides, and torque rolls.

Today, Patty continues to fly exhilarating, low-level airshows across America and Canada. She loves performing and meeting with the children who come to watch her fly her 350 horsepower Extra, built for professional aerobatics, with its onboard smoke machine and roll rate of 420 degrees per second!

The Air Zoo is honored to steward Patty’s flight suit, which is part of our amazing collection. Celebrate Women’s History Month with us and come see Patty’s suit on exhibit in our Flight Discovery Center!

Posted by Nikki Statler at 7:00 AM
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