This Desert Life: Pancho Barnes, aviation's 'extreme' goddess

The girl was born Florence, but everyone called her Pancho.The nickname was earned, as one story goes, after she left her first husband, disguised herself as a man and boarded a ship that turned out to be running guns to Mexican revolutionaries.It’s likely the least interesting story from the life of Pancho Barnes, an individualist who, among other endeavors, established the sweeping Rancho Oro Verde Fly-Inn Dude [...]


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