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 world 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.
This flight suit was owned and worn by former National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff.