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Shropshire (Helen S.) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10132  
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Description
Helen Shropshire obtained her private pilot's license from Artie Clay in Monterey, California in 1956. She would become a member of the 99s and compete in the Powder Puff Derby.
Background
Helen Shropshire obtained her private pilot's license from Artie Clay in Monterey, California in 1956. Jack Jella was her instructor for her multi-engine instrument, commercial, and instrument ratings in l957, 1958 and 1959. Helen was inspired to get her pilot license from one of her customers. During the time Helen and her husband Frank owned the Camera Exchange in Pacific Grove, one of their customers was a very enthusiastic pilot by the name of Dell Hinn. Dell would always talk her exciting adventures in flying and was the catalyst that propelled both Helen and Frank into obtaining their private pilot licenses.
Extent
0.3 Cubic Feet One Box
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.