A Story 100 Years in the Making
Bobbi Trout - Reach
In 1927, a 21-year-old ignored the fact that she was a girl and threw herself into helping birth American aviation, a new industry that even men feared. Against all odds — lack of money; a broken family; a father who was a compulsive gambler; the looming depression — she did not consider herself a victim of circumstances. She brushed aside mainstream thought, bobbed her hair, donned men’s clothes and took to the skies. The public admiringly looked up as Bobbi Trout broke one aviation record after another.
She reached for the American Dream at a time when so many Americans doubted it would ever exist again.
a Flight in Progress
“Your enthusiasm, your humor, and all the things you did to help us fly safer and faster, assures that your memory will endure in the skies above us.”
Burbank Air Museum
“She was/is a National Treasure and her memory must always be treated with dignity and honor.”
American Aviator/Aerobatic Champion
“But it was as an authentic person she will be remembered for. In this area she was larger than life . . .
Lorraine O'Donnell Doyle
Daughter of Pioneer Aviatrix Gladys O'Donnell