Monday, March 24, 2014

Go On Blue Angels - Dip Your Wings to Mary Heath!

On May 2, 1929 - 85 years ago -  Lady Heath visited St Louis and sent her best wishes to the organisers of the first ever St Louis Aircraft Show. This was due to take place from May 25 to June 1 as part of St Louis Aviation Week. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers would hold their annual conference and the dare devils of flight would take to the air for the Gardner Cup race, with $10,000 going to the winner – all very exciting stuff.
This year on May 3-5, a revived Spirit Of St Louis Airshow will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spirit of St  Louis Airport in Chesterfield. Headlining the programme is the US Navy's Blue Angels display team, and our friend Walt Peterson, who is steeped in the history of St Louis aviation, is hoping the Blue Angels might remember the role of women in aviation by dipping their wings in salute to Mary Heath, or by honouring her in some way over the weekend.Good news  is that women pilots are taking a prominent role in the airshow and other related activities.
For further details of the show, see 

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