Louise Thaden "Victory"
It was 1926 and Louise accepted a position with Beech aircraft and began taking flying lessons as a part of her salary. By the end of 1927, she had earned her private pilots license. With the backing of Travel Air, Louise broke the women's altitude record and the women's solo endurance record. The president of Travel Air recognized the benefits associated with their celebrity pilot and encouraged Louise to pursue the women's speed record. She met the challenge on April 13, 1929, becoming the first woman to hold all three records simultaneously and the fourth woman to earn a transport license in the United States. In 1936, Louise entered the Bendix Trophy Race which offered a purse of $7,000 to the male winner, and a purse of $2,500 to the female winner - a kind of consolation prize. Louise and her co-pilot struggled with weather and radio problems, and landed thinking that surely they had placed last. But instead they shocked the nation by becoming the first women to win the Bendix Trophy, finishing ahead of all the men, and winning both purses. Sweet victory!
Design prints on the Bella, slim fit v-neck t-shirt. Runs slightly longer than regular shirts. We recommend ordering at least one size up as Bella products run smaller than other brands.
5.8 oz., 100% combed ringspun cotton