Jessie Woods was an amazing character. A pioneering aviatrix, Jessie rose the wing, parachuted under a silk canopy, gave flight instruction to US soldiers, and never learned to drive a car. She was a violinist, aviation mechanic, member of the OX-5 group, the 99’s Women Pilots, a fantastic storyteller, and one tough lady.
Jessie and her husband, Jimmie founded the Flying Aces Air Circus, the longest running air circus in US history. Here are but a few images and links to more information about Jessie.
All posts in SkyBilly.com featuring Jessie Woods
Jessie’s Last Ride – a great video of Jessie wingwalking in the 1990’s in Florida by filmmaker Brian Lansburgh, founder of the Tailwheeler’s Journal Newsletter
On the Wing – by Ann Cooper Available through the Tailwheeler’s Mercantile
EAA Timeless Voices Video – Jessie Woods
ICAS (International Council of Airshows) – Jessie & Jimmy Woods