Pancho Barnes Research Paper

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Pancho Barnes is by far one of my favorite women. She was a woman deeply involved in aviation, and a great believer and activist for equality in the aerial field. After convincing World War I veteran Ben Caitlin to be her instructor, her flight career as a barnstormer began in 1928. While an active member of the 99s, an organization of female pilots that assisted one another in the male-dominated industry, Pancho founded the first union for stunt pilots in movies. Though she lost most of her inheritance during the Great Depression, she was able to start a successful business: a semi-private club where pilots from a nearby military base and celebrities frequently came to unwind. She was an incredibly interesting person who lived a very full
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