Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fly Away With Me... A Collection of Vintage Pilot Pins

Why is my head in the clouds on this fine day? I'll tell you, it is a perfect day for flying. If you like flying or air-crafts, airplanes in particular; then this is the collection of vintage pins for you! 

Rolling out of the hangar we have:
3 vintage FAA Safety pins, one with the State of Louisiana emblem on it.  

1 99's pin

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization
of women pilots that promotes advancement
of aviation through education, scholarships and
mutual support while honoring our unique history
and sharing our passion for flight.
and several other pins with airplanes and flying groups depicted
14 pins in all. Including the two shown previously.

lapel pins, stick pins, one pendant (14 in all)

All of these pins date back from the 60's, 70's and 80's some may be early 90's.

I found these in 2 jewelry boxes belonging to my Aunt who was a pilot. She spent most of her life as a professional pilot having learned to fly as a teenager. She began flying professionally while still in high school, was a member of The 99's, a women's pilot organization, and as a flight instructor taught countless people the art of flying. 

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