I received my enewsletter from the International Women's Air and Space Museum today.
I share the info on Judy Wagner.
Judy Wagner was born on May 23, 1930 in Lakewood, Ohio. While living in North Olmsted she became interested in aviation while watching pylon racers from her yard. The racing must have made quite an impression on Judy, because she earned her pilot's license and became a pylon racing pilot herself. Judy also went on to earn a commercial license and numerous ratings. She became president of the National Women's Pylon Racing Association. Judy was well known in the pylon racing world. She participated in numerous races, including the 1966 Washington National in which she placed first. Judy Wagner's life was cut short , though, when she and her husband crashed their twin engine plane in Burbank, California on May 8, 1982.