Barbara Schultz is a dedicated aviation historian. She has seven books in print which include Pancho: The Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes; Flying Carpets, Flying Wings: The Biography of Moy W. Stephens; Endorsed by Earhart: How Amelia Financed her Flying; and Cliff Henderson: Visionary Leader. Because not all contributors to aviation require a book, Barbara contributes articles to the American Aviation Historical Society Journal. She has consulted and participated in several aviation history documentaries as well. As a member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots, Barbara served as a trustee for the Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City and is an Amelia Earhart Scholar.
Florence Lowe, aka Pancho Barnes was an early 20th century aviator and movie stunt pilot and among the first American women to establish a reputation and a business in the field of aviation. She was reared in an atmosphere of wealth and privilege on an estate in San Marino, California. As the granddaughter of Thaddeus Lowe, who had established the balloon corps for the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War, she inherited a zeal for aviation. Come hear about her incredible life!