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Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout
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Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout knew she would learn to fly from the day she saw her first airplane. Her first ride was in 1922 in an OX5 powered Jenny. By age 22, she had earned enough money to take flying lessons and became the fifth woman in the U.S. to obtain her transport license. She also became a demonstration and test pilot for the Golden Eagle Aircraft Company. One of many records Bobbi set was the world's record for solo endurance flight for women in 1929. The flight lasted 12 hours and 11 minutes. She flew in the first Women's Air Derby from Santa Monica to Cleveland, and also set a refueling endurance record in 1929. In 1999, she was recognized as the only living participant from the first Women's Air Derby of 1929. Bobbi retired to California and died on January 24, 2003.
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