Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes and her Travel Air Mystery Ship Plane

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Title

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes and her Travel Air Mystery Ship Plane

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Florence Lowe Barnes, more well-known as Pancho, was a stunt pilot in California, and the founder of the first movie stunt pilot's union. In addition, she ran the Happy Bottom Riding Club a dude ranch and restaurant that catered to nearby aviators. She participated in the first ever Women's Air Derby race in 1929 but was unable to finish the race due to a crash. In 1930, she again entered the race and proceeded to set the women's speed record at 196.1 mph breaking the previous record. The previous record was held by Amelia Earhart. She was a member of the Ninety-Nine's. She is pictured here with her plane the Travel Air Mystery Ship Plane.

Creator

IWASM

Source

IWASM Original Photo Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Publisher

"Hollywood Pilot," a Paul Manta biography by Don Dwiggins.

Date

ca. 1930

Contributor

Heidi Fearing/Kimberly Cole

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at info@iwasm.org

Identifier

Original Photo No. 494

Coverage

Los Angeles, CA

Citation

IWASM, “Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes and her Travel Air Mystery Ship Plane,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed February 22, 2018, http://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1493.