The Legend Of Pancho Barnes And The Happy Bottom Riding Club
Airs Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, June 14, 2010
"The Legend Of Pancho Barnes And The Happy Bottom Riding Club" chronicles the thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the early 20th century.
Narrated by Tom Skerritt, with Kathy Bates as the voice of Barnes, "The Legend Of Pancho Barnes" employs newly discovered personal files, never-before-seen photos and rare movie footage to tell her story.
The film also includes interviews with Pancho's biographers, and many of her friends, including General Charles 'Chuck' Yeager, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and famed test pilots R.A. 'Bob' Hoover and Bob Cardenas.