Jacquie Warda (California)

Jacquie Warda is based at Danville, California and flies an Extra 300.

When most people turn 50, they figure it’s time to relax and settle into neutral while coasting toward retirement. Not Jacquie Warda! When she turned 50, she launched her solo aerobatic career with her one-of-a-kind Pitts Special biplane. Why not? “The sky never runs out of up!” she says.

During the centennial celebration of powered flight in 2003, Jacquie finally quit the humdrum of a white collar prof