“Patty Wagstaff is the real deal. And she is a big deal,” said Dave Pinsky, executive director of the Pacific Coast Air Museum, in an article in The Press Democrat.
Patty Wagstaff, a pilot in DynCorp International’s Cal Fire program, will put her “mix of aggression, grace and discipline” to work in her second season of aerial firefighting with Cal Fire, where she hopes to someday fly a tanker.
Before joining Cal Fire, Patty was known more for aerobatic stunts that made her the first female U.S. Aerobatics champion — her championship plane is even on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Cavarra, program manager for DynCorp International, chose Patty from hundreds of applicants not for her celebrity status in the aviation world – but because the discipline and focus used in aerobatics would be essential for her work with Cal Fire.
Read more about Patty and her work with DynCorp International’s Cal Fire program here.