May 18, 2016
Flying Carpets Flying Wings: Barbara Schultz on Aviator Moye W. Stephens
Barbara Schultz, author of books on historical aviation personalities, joins us at our May member meeting to talk about aviation pioneer Moye W. Stephens. He was involved in aviation for over fifty years, playing the roles of barnstormer, airline captain, pilot in an early ‘round the world flight, and test pilot for Northrop.
Barbara will talk about Moye’s early flying at Clover Field (Santa Monica Airport); his years flying with early airlines including Maddux, TAT, and T&WA Airlines; his 1931-1932 around-the-world flight in a Stearman 3CB, and his involvement of the development of the Northrup Flying Wings.
About Barbara Schultz
Barbara earned her private pilot license in 1978, purchased a 1950 Cessna 140A, and married s retired chief test pilot for GE. They live on their airport, Little Buttes Antique Airpark, north of Lancaster, California. Their home is part of their hangar which houses a 1969 V35A Bonanza, a 1958 Beech 18, a 1969 Cessna 150, a 1950 Cessna 140A (waiting for a set of new wings, and a J3 Cub project.
Aviation research and writing has been Barbara’s passion for over 25 years. She currently has four aviation history books in print: Poncho: The Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes; Wedell-Williams Air Service; Flying Carpets Flying Wings: The Biography of Moye W. Stephens; and most recently, Endorsed by Earhart: How Amelia Financed her Flying.
Barbara has participated in three documentaries: Breaking through the Clouds which is the story of the 1929 first national air race for women; The Happy Bottom Riding Club about Pancho Barnes, and a yet-to-be-released documentary on Katherine Cheung, first Chinese American woman pilot. She has also written several magazine articles for the American Aviation Historical Society Journal. Barbara is a member of the Ninety-Nines, International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Women in Aviation, and EAA, and she is a trustee for the Museum of Women Pilots.
Barbara will be offering book sales and personalized autographs as part of her evening at PCAM.
Columbia Distributing (formerly Mesa Beverage)
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
Air Show Meeting: Same location, 6:00 p.m.
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Columbia Distributing building is located on the left (east) side of the street a couple hundred yards past the museum.