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Manufacturer:
Worth Industries  Search this
Materials:
Cuffs: Elastic
Body: Leather
Overall: Leather
Strap: Velcro
Dimensions:
Clothing (Each): 19.7 x 14 x 5.1cm (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1980-1993
Physical Description:
White leather flying gloves; velcro strap with Worth Industies logo; stained by perspiration.
Summary:
In 1991, Patty Wagstaff became the first woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, a title she then defended in 1992 and 1993. She was the first woman to win this title since the men's and women's aerobatic competitions were merged in 1972. Wagstaff was also a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, which competes in word competition every two years, until her retirement from competition in 1996. Today, she is a premier aerobatic pilot in air shows throughout the United States, performing dynamic and precise routines in her Extra 300L. The aircraft in which she became U.S. National Aerobatic Champion is the Extra 260, a German-built aircraft which is on display in the Museum.
These flight gloves were worn by three-time National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff.
Credit Line:
Donated by Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19930406000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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