Her most distinguished aviation career began in 1932 when she obtained her pilot's license with only three weeks
of instruction. From this time onward, her life was one of total dedication to aviation. After her first air race
in 1934, she was respected by all for her competitive spirit and high skill. Her performance in the aviation events
of the 1930's is legendary. Among her last flight activities was the establishment in 1964 of a record of 1,429 MPH
in the F-104 Starfighter.