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Aviation Hall of Fame Aerobatic & Airshow Pilot, Patty Wagstaff on Travel

AVIATE with Shaesta

In this podcast episode, I have a conversation with the legendary Patty Wagstaff on the topic of travel and aviation. Patty grew up around aviation because of her father, who was a commercial airline pilot for Japan Airlines. In 1978, Patty moved from Australia to Alaska and began her flight training, earning her wings to fly. In 1984, she entered her first aerobatic competition, determined to become the first woman ever to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship. In 1991, Patty won the championship, three years in a row, making history in aviation. Wagstaff is a four-time winner of the Betty Skelton First Lady of Aerobatics Trophy and was the 1995 recipient of the National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Current Achievement in Aviation. In 2004, Wagstaff was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Today, you can find Patty perform at airshows across the country or at her flight school in Florida, the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School.

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3 Sep 2021

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The first lady of Aerobatics- Patty Wagstaff

Wonder Women of Aviation

The first lady of Aerobatics Patty Wagstaff talks about her love of flight, how she got started in aerobatics, her favorite airplane, and what airshow performers really do at shows!  Follow her  https://pattywagstaff.com/school/ https://www.instagram.com/pattyaerobatics/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalia-mcalee/message


31 Aug 2021

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040 Highlights with Airshow Pilot Patty Wagstaff and Who is Wally Funk?

When Women Fly

In today's episode, we celebrate pioneering women by revisiting Patty Wagstaff and cheering for Wally Funk. The original recording with Patty took place in the Fall of 2020 and pushed out as Episode 5 - a long form interview well worth a revisit. Today we have compiled a highlight episode that speaks to Patty’s work, wit and passion for flying alongside some of the less known aspects of what motivates her and how she focuses. Never a dull moment, always a next move, and nearing 70, Patty will impress, endear and inspire you.  You can watch her air show performance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.This week would not be complete without a shout out for Wally Funk. Regardless of when you are listening to this, marking this moment on the When Women Fly podcast is like staking territory and claiming space in our current culture for the phenomena of when women fly. Wally Funk symbolizes women rising into what is deserved and earned. Also, the integration of allies and shifting systems dismantle barriers-to-entry and give seats at the table, literally give seats on the rocket ship, and give a platform for women to be seen and heard.Topics Include:Blue Origin and Wally Funk's spaceflight with Jeff BezosHow to join Patty for a ride in her show planeWinning U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and defending the titleMotivation to be a "first woman" championThe mindset of an elite performer and neurodiversityFinding focus and being attentive while ADDStigma around learning and thinking differencesCommitting to excellence and persistenceAnd other topics...To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents beauty, freedom and challenge. A six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, she is the first woman to win the title of US National Aerobatic champion and one of the few people to win it three times. Patty continues to fly airshows worldwide, and when not flying, she leads an active lifestyle and enjoys working out, riding horses, hanging out with her dogs and her parrot, Buddha, or at the beach. She loves good restaurants, music, reading, and cooking too!Her latest venture is producing a series of educational and instructional videos on aerobatics with Sporty's Pilot Shop in Clermont, Ohio, with its first two releases “Introduction to Aerobatics” and “Basic Aerobatics” newly released. Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc. and Patty Wagstaff Aviation Safety LLC are based in St. Augustine, Florida.Resources Mentioned:https://pattywagstaff.comFly With Patty – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=raJ17MKOwaI&feature=emb_logoWally Funk – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/science/wally-funk-jeff-bezos.htmlWant to connect? Visit us online and signup for the monthly WWF newsletter!Website – https://www.whenwomenfly.com/Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest – @whenwomenflyEmail – hello@whenwomenfly.com


22 Jul 2021

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4. Aerobatics and flying in Africa, with Patty Wagstaff

Pilot's Discretion from Sporty's

Patty Wagstaff is one of the most famous airshow pilots in history, but her aviation story includes so much more than just aerobatics. In this wide-ranging podcast episode, Patty talks about what's going through her mind during an airshow, what pilots can learn from an upset recovery course, why she chose to fly as a wildfire spotter for Cal Fire, and why she loves flying in Africa. As you'll hear, she has flown an incredible variety of airplanes. In the fast-paced "Ready to Copy" segment, Patty shares her favorite warbird, what pilots can learn from horses, and what it was like to grow up in Japan. Host: John Zimmerman (@jtzim), Sporty's Pilot Shop Guest: Patty Wagstaff, https://pattywagstaff.com Basic Aerobatics Course with Patty Wagstaff: Sportys.com/aerobatics


14 Jul 2021

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Cockpits & Cocktails

Patty Wagstaff is an aviator, flight instructor, and U.S. national aerobatic champion. She talks with "flyGIRL" Kelley and "Fly” Allyssa about what inspired her as a young girl to want to become a pilot, her favorite plane, how the book Fate is the Hunter influenced her, and more.


23 Nov 2020

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005 Fire & Air with Patty Wagstaff - National Aerobatic Champion

When Women Fly

Sylvia is joined by Patty Wagstaff to discuss her journey to becoming a US National Aerobatic Champion. Patty was the first woman to achieve this title, a feat she repeated twice thereafter, and has garnered worldwide recognition for her aerobatic routines.Topics Include:Growing up abroad, traveling youngDefying expectations of traditional gender rolesLearning to fly after an accident while working in AlaskaResiliency, finding a mentorBecoming the first woman US National Aerobatic ChampionMethodically attacking your goalsWhy talent can be a hindranceZen and the Art of ArcheryManaging ADD, leveraging ADD as a strengthReinvention after achievementOpening the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic SchoolAnd other topics...Resources Mentioned:https://pattywagstaff.comWant to connect with us? Get in touch by visiting our website @ whenwomenfly.com.


18 Nov 2020

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74. Patty Wagstaff - Stunt Pilot

Any Given Runway

Professional stunt pilot Patty Wagstaff drops by to talk about an early crash helped motivate her as an aviator. Patty also discusses how stunt piloting opened up new opportunities around the world. www.pattywagstaff.com www.anygivenrunway.com


3 Jun 2020

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Episode 16: Patty Wagstaff

"There I was..." An Aviation Podcast

We’re delighted to welcome back our inaugural podcast guest - Patty Wagstaff. Patty returns to tell about an incident in September of 2019, in which she and a fellow pilot experienced a runway excursion in Patty’s V-tail Bonanza.


21 Jan 2020

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Episode #92. Patty Wagstaff talks aviation and aerobatics.

The Hangardeck Podcast

In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete talks with Patty about the PAX River Air Expo coming up on June 2 and June 3.  She discusses aircraft, Aerobatic routines, The Smithsonian Institute, and flying for Cal Fire as an Air Attack Controller.  Stay Tuned for more great content at the Hangardeck Podcast.


30 May 2018

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Episode 1: Patty Wagstaff

"There I was..." An Aviation Podcast

U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff recounts a Cessna 185 flight in southwest Alaska, where she loses her bearings and encounters IMC. Learn how Patty keeps her cool under pressure and climbs through ice to get her and her passenger safely to their destination.


24 May 2017