Patty Wagstaff Flies Upside Down

March 29, 1994 Patty Wagstaff’s death defying aerobatics plane the Goodrich Extra 260 went on permanent display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Wagstaff’s father was a pilot for Japan Airlines but she didn’t learn to fly until she was an adult living in a remote part of Canada accessible only by air. In 1985 Wagstaff qualified for the US Aerobatic Team and in 1991 won the first of many national championships. She continues to fly as a stunt and airshow pilot.