Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Judy Wagner: One of 100 Ohio Women Honored by the IWASM

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.

1 comment:

highflyer said...

Thanks for the wonderful and insightful articles. I have a few female students that are interested in aerospace and the WASP article is something of interest. We recently worked with the 99's to assist them in their Air Race Classic at Mansfield Airport in Massachusetts last year. The article about the ladies from Embry Riddle will certainly inspire them as well.