Pancho: The Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes by Barbara H. Schultz
ISBN: 0-9652182-0-4 Perfect Bound 243 pages with photo inserts
Pancho Barnes was one of aviation's most colorful members. In the 1920s, she barnstormed her way through the skies to become one of the best, capturing the women's speed record in 1930. The test pilots of Edwards Air Force Base designated Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club as their unofficial debriefing room in the 1950s. Among those who respected Pancho, for both her character and her abilities, were Amelia Earhart, Louise Thaden, Howard Hughes, and Jimmy Doolittle.
Pancho Barnes was spontaneous, adventurous, and dedicated to both flying and friends. This well-written biography details the life of a remarkable woman.