Patty Wagstaff is an aerobatic pilot who performs low-level aerobatic routines at air shows all over the world. In 1991, she was the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship. She also won it in 1992 and 1993. Wagstaff was the top U.S. Medal Winner, World Aerobatic Championships in 1990, 1992, and 1994, winning gold, silver, and bronze medals.
In March of 1994, Wagstaff’s Goodrich Extra 260 went on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. That year she also received the National Air and Space Museum’s Award for Current Achievement. She was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in July of 2004.
Patty Wagstaff currently flies the Extra 300S, an aerobatic airplane with a Lycoming 330 HP engine.