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Speaker Series | Pancho Barnes presented by Barbara Schultz

May 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The First in the Antelope Valley Rural Museum’s Speaker Series.

Pancho Barnes: A Legend in Her Own Time
Presented by aviation historian Barbara Schultz.

Pancho Barnes was one of aviation’s most colorful members. In the 1920s she barnstormed her way through the skies to become one of the best, capturing the women’s speed record in 1930. The test pilots of Edwards Air Force Base designated her Happy Bottom Riding Club as their unofficial debriefing room in the 1950s. Among those who respected Pancho for both her character and abilities were Amelia Earhart, Chuck Yeager, and Jimmy Doolittle.

Barbara Schultz is a well-respected aviation historian. She has written eight aviation history books, consulted, and participated in three documentaries, and written several articles for the American Aviation Historical Society Journal. She and her husband Phil were close friends of Poncho’s family.


May 25, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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