Tellers: Pancho Barnes

Jul 22, 05:40 PM
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes (July 22, 1901 – March 30, 1975) was a pioneer aviator and a founder of the first movie stunt pilots' union. In 1930, she broke Amelia Earhart's air speed record. Barnes raced in the Women's Air Derby, was a member of the Ninety-Nines and certainly helped paved the path for female aviators in the U.S. Military. In short, Pancho Barnes was a badass.