Faye “Rusty” Cox Rogers Takes The Leap

February 17, 1930 With less than one hour’s training, Faye “Rusty” Cox Rogers leapt from an airshow biplane, replacing the regular parachutist who’d broken his back. She went on to perform throughout the Southwest, called “the famous girl chute jumper,” and held records for altitude and endurance. During WWII Rogers operated a ground school training parachute riggers.