Ann Pellegreno Receives the Wright Brothers Award

Thank you to the AAA/APM for the following big news about our very own LLT member, Ann Pellegreno.

Ann is well known to LadiesLoveTaildraggers and members of the AAA, as well as being a fixture at the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In at Blakesburg, Iowa, over Labor Day weekend.

However, many of our newer or younger members may not have heard of her, or that in 1967 she completed Amelia Earhart’s ill fated attempt to fly around the world, using an identical Lockheed 10.

It was great news then, to hear about Ann receiving the FAA’s highest honor.

(Joel Meanor photo)

We received the following report about Ann’s award from TX AAA Fly-In Chairman Joel Meanor. Hello Brent, As you know, our friend Ann Holtgren Pellegreno received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on March 8th.  This award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years! Several Texas AAA Chapter members attended the lunch at Hannah’s in Denton, including AAA National Director Terry Wallace. Others were Kathy and Joel Meanor, Cindy and Bo Case, Cathy Hulme, and Mary and Doug Sockwell. Mr. Joe Murphy, Program Manager of the FAA FAAST Team at the Dallas FSDO, presented the award.

Our â€œCONGRATULATIONS !!” to Ann on this much deserved award.

Cindy Case’s “Hello Sweetie – Cakery ‘n More” surprised guests with special cookies for dessert!  (Joel Meanor photo) 

(L-R) Terry Wallace, Joel Meanor, Joe Murphy, Bo Case, Ann Pellegreno, Kathy Meanor, Cathy Hulme, Cindy Case, Mary Sockwell, Doug Sockwell.  (Joel Meanor photo)
(Joel Meanor photo)
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  • Giacinta Bradley Koontz
    Posted at 10:52h, 29 March Reply

    Thank you for posting the news about Ann Pellegreno’s Wright Brothers Award.

    How wonderful that it coincided with Women in History Month. I’ve always adopted March as “Women in Aviation History Month”.

    Bravo! Ann!

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