Patty Wagstaff Biography
Patty Wagstaff is an American aviator and United States national aerobatic champion, she was born on September 11, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States as Patricia Rosalie Kearns Combs. Patty was introduced to aviation as a child; her father was a pilot for Japan Airlines. After graduating from high school in California, Patty moved to Australia for 5 years where Patty traveled up the west coast of Australia in a small single-engine boat with no radio.
After moving to Alaska in 1978, Patty worked for the Bristol Bay Native Association in Dillingham, Alaska where Patty started taking flying lessons and began her own career as a pilot. Patty’s first flight in a small airplane in the Alaskan bush ended in a crash and that was when she decided to learn to fly.
Patty’s first lesson was in a Cessna 185. After earning her single and multi-engine land, single-engine sea, and commercial and instrument ratings, Patty became a Certified Flight and Instrument Instructor. Since then she has earned a commercial rotorcraft rating and has flown many types of aircraft. Patty holds type ratings in the TBM Avenger, T-28, L-39, and Tucano. Patty’s sister, Toni, is a pilot for United Airlines.
In 1985, she qualified for the US National Aerobatic Team and competed both nationally and internationally until 1996. Patty was the top U.S. medal winner, winning gold, silver, as well as bronze medals in international competitions for several years.
In 1991, Patty won her first of three US National Aerobatic Championships, the first woman to win that competition. Patty was the International Aerobatic Club champion in the year 1993. The following year, her Goodrich-sponsored Extra two hundred and sixty airplanes were put on display next to Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air as well as Space Museum. From the year 1988 to 1994, she won the Betty Skelton First Lady of Aerobatics award six times in a row.
In 1996, she was the top-scoring US pilot at the World Aerobatics Championship. That year, Patty was also the first person to win the Charlie Hillard Trophy, awarded to the highest-scoring United States pilot at the World Aerobatic Championships.
In 1997, she received her first Hall of Fame inductions, becoming inducted into both the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame as well as the International Women’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Patty was awarded the National Aeronautic Association Paul Tissandier Diploma in the year 1997 and won the Bill Barber Award for sportsmanship in 1998.
In 2001, she began training pilots of the Kenya Wildlife Service in Kenya. In the year 2002, Patty won the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Award, and in the year 2004, was elected into what is arguably aviation’s most prestigious hall, the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
In December 2006, Patty was inducted into the International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame and in the year 2007, the International Air and Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Based in St. Augustine, Florida, Patty Wagstaff Aviation Safety, LLC trains pilots from all over the world in aerobatics, airmanship as well as upset training.
Patty continues working in the aviation field as an airshow pilot, stunt pilot for films, consultant, flight instructor, and writer. Wagstaff is an emeritus board member of the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, as well as on the Presidential Advisory Committee to the Centennial of Flight Commission.
Patty flies airshows across North America in a variety of airplanes, including an Extra 300S, T-6 Texan, and a P-51 Mustang. In addition to airshows, Patty has flown OV-10 Broncos as a seasonal aerial firefighter director in California. Patty is an instrument-rated pilot and has owned a Beechcraft Baron and a Cirrus SR22 and currently flies a Beechcraft Bonanza.
She has been featured numerous times in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series.
Patty Wagstaff Age
Patty is 69 years old as of 2020, she was born on September 11, 1951, in Missouri, United States. She celebrates her birthday on September 11, every year.
Patty Wagstaff Height
Patty stands at an average height. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Patty Wagstaff Parents
Patty is the eldest of 2 children, both daughters, of her parents Robert and Rosalie Combs, his father Robert Combs, an Air Force pilot who flew B25s, eventually left the military to pursue a career as a Captain with Japan Airlines.
Patty Wagstaff Husband
Patty got married to her first husband Bill Beck but the two later divorced due to unknown reasons. She then got into a relationship with her former spouse Bob Wagstaff. Both of them split up due to unknown reasons.
Since then, Patty likes to keep her personal life private hence information about her current dating life is under research. It is not known whether she is re-married, dating, or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Patty Wagstaff Net Worth
Patty has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars – $5 million dollars as of 2021. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an aviator and United States national aerobatic champion. Through her various sources of income, Patty has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Patty Wagstaff Extra 300 Plane
The Extra Flugzeugbau EA300 is a popular two-seat monoplane. It is mainly used by aviators like Patty because of its unlimited category competition. It was also designed and created by a famous German aerobatic pilot named Walter Extra.
Patty Wagstaff Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Patty.
Patty Wagstaff Wiki
• Full Names: Patricia Rosalie Kearns Combs
• Popular As: aviator and U.S. national aerobatic champion
• Gender: female
• Occupation / Profession: aviator and U.S. national aerobatic champion
• Nationality: American
• Race / Ethnicity: White
• Religion: Not Known
• Sexual Orientation: Straight
Patty Wagstaff Birthday
• Age / How Old?: 69 years old
• Zodiac Sign: Virgo
• Date of Birth: September 11, 1951
• Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri
• Birthday: September 11th
Patty Wagstaff Body Measurements
• Body Measurements: Not Available
• Height / How Tall?: Not Known
• Weight: Not Known
• Eye Color: Not Available
• Hair Color: Not Available
• Shoe Size: Not Available
• Dress Size: Not Available
• Breast Size: Not Available
• Waist Size: Not Available
• Hip Size: Not Available
Patty Wagstaff Family and Relationship
• Father (Dad): Not Known
• Mother: Not Known
• Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Toni Wagstaff
• Marital Status: Divorced
• Husband/Spouse: She was previously married to Bill Beck and Bob Wagstaff at different times.
• Dating / Boyfriend: Single
• Children: None
Patty Wagstaff Net Worth and Salary
• Net Worth: $1 million dollars – $5 million dollars
• Salary: Under Review
• Source of Income: aviator and U.S. national aerobatic champion
Frequently Asked Questions About Wagstaff
Who is Patty Wagstaff?
Patty is an American aviator who is famously known as a U.S national aerobatic champion who was inducted into the Hall of Fame
How old is Patty Wagstaff?
Patty is 69 years old as of 2020, she was born on September 11, 1951, in Missouri, United States.
How tall is Patty Wagstaff?
Patty stands at an average height but she has not shared her height with the public. Thus, her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Patty Wagstaff Married?
No, but Patty was previously married to her ex-husband Bob Wagstaff. Reasons for their divorce are still unknown.
How much is Patty Wagstaff Worth?
Patty has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars – $5 million dollars as of 2021.
Where does Wagstaff live?
She is a resident of St. Augustine, Florida, USA, we will upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them from a credible source.
Is Wagstaff dead or alive?
Patty is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Wagstaff now?
Patty is still pursuing her career as an aviator.
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