Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes (22 Juli 1901 - 30 Maret 1975) adalah seorang pilot perempuan dalam Women's Air Derby. Ia juga seorang pilot yang mampu memecahkan rekor penerbangan dunia di tahun 1930.[2] Ia juga nantinya akan menjalankan sebuah restoran dan bar bernama Happy Bottom Riding Club yang lokasinya terletak di Gurun Mojave,[3] yang dimana tempat tersebut terkenal sering dikunjungi oleh para pilot uji coba Pangkalan Angkatan Udara Edwards, termasuk salah satunya, Chuck Yeager[4].

Pancho Barnes
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Barnes tahun 1928
LahirFlorence Leontine Lowe
(1901-07-22)22 Juli 1901
Pasadena, California
Meninggal30 Maret 1975(1975-03-30) (umur 73)
Boron, California
KewarganegaraanUnited States of America
PasanganReverend C. Rankin Barnes
Robert Hudson Nichols, Jr.
Don Shalita
Eugene "Mac" McKendry[1]
Karier penerbangan
Dikenal sebagaiPilot balap, Pemilik properti

ReferensiSunting

KutipanSunting

  1. ^ Foulkes, Debbie. "Pancho Barnes (1901–1975): Pilot, Proprietor, Partier". Forgotten Newsmakers, 2011. Retrieved: August 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Florence Lowe (Pancho) Barnes, 69, the eccentric rancher and pilot who broke Amelia Earhart's air speed record in 1930, was found dead Saturday at her home in Boron ... Pancho Barnes was well known both for her pioneer flying career in the ... " Los Angeles Times, March 30, 1975. Retrieved: December 25, 2010.
  3. ^ "Lassie Visits Pancho." Edwards.af.mil. Retrieved: 2 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Pancho." chuckyeagar.com. Retrieved: 2 August 2013.

Daftar pustakaSunting

  • Gibson, Karen Bush. Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-61374-540-3.
  • Pelletier, Alain. High-Flying Women: A World History of Female Pilots. Sparkford, UK: Haynes, 2012. ISBN 978-0-85733-257-8.

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