Elinor Smith Soars In A Waco

April 5, 2008 The Waco Air Museum in Dayton, Ohio opened a “Women of Waco” exhibit, honoring women who flew Waco airplanes. Among those saluted was Elinor Smith who flew her father’s Waco 10 under New York’s four East River bridges. Smith set a number of altitude records in the plane while she was a teenager and went on to become a test pilot and celebrated aviation spokesperson.