This object is on display in the Aerobatic Flight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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 beaded earrings were owned by former National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff.
Gift of Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.
Date: c. 1980-1993
Dimensions: 3-D (Each): 2.5 x 11.4cm (1 x 4 1/2 in.)
Materials: Wire and beads
Physical Description:Pair of white, red, and silver beaded earrings on French wires. Silver tube beads and red and white seed beads form solid triangle at top, white seed beads and translucent round beads form fringe at bottom.
Inventory number: A19930404001