I was presented with an opportunity recently that’s just too great to pass up and I hope you agree. As you probably know, our fun little group of women taildragger pilots is ALL about having fun flying them… right now… yesterday, today and tomorrow! This is a group that gets out there and does it and doesn’t just sit around talking about it. Granted, things happen for all kinds of reasons – you need to renew your medical, sold your plane, can’t afford a plane, can’t afford fuel, are out of annual, (you see where I’m going with this) but the bottom line is, we’re either out there doing it or we’re trying to get out there!

So now that we’ve established we’re about the here and now, there’s a whole group of pilots we have to thank for pioneering this wonderful life we have and who have largely gone unrecognized. Andy Heins, Waco owner, aviation historian and avid collector of aviatrix photographs has collected thousands of photos from the ’20s, ’30s & ’40. Some are of famous women pilots from the past but most are images of women with no known history and whose names are often unknown. Andy has volunteered to periodically send us pictures from his stash along with any available documentation.

To get you acquainted, let me introduce you virtually to Andy Heins, his Cabin Waco and his lovely wife Susan Theodorelos who has a gorgeous Waco RNF.

Here are just a sampling of the fabulous photos Andy will be sending our way! Sometimes you’ll see them on the Home page but you can always find them under the new heading “Aviatrices History” under the header picture. Hope you enjoy them as much as I’m going to!

MARJORIE CRAWFORD, Aviatrix, 1929 Actress Press Photo

DOROTHY JORDAN

ARVETA LOGNER, 1929 Aviatrix Stunt Pilot

 

Alice Dupont

1936 Waco YKS-6 NC16242 BERNADINE (BILLIE) CLARK

1 Comment

  1. January 3, 2012, 9:03 pm   /  Reply

    Those are fabulous! What beautiful, stylish and spirited ladies! Thanks Andy!

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