The family is collecting her goggles, flight boots, that cool jacket and other memorabilia as a donation to the new Flight Museum being developed at the College of Pacific. That institution was the pioneer in flight training in the early part of this last century and it's where my Grandma and other relatives got their wings.
When I moved into my new office at Hobby-Lobby, I hung only one family photo. Of course, everyone asked me about the air plane... Honestly, I had no idea what she flew until my great Aunt Marj broke the story... not one other person has ever had the answer until then.
You're looking at an Alexander Eaglerock.
This bi-plane reportedly flew like a dream. The one pictured was crashed a few times and rebuilt. At Hobby-Lobby we are looking for "undermodeled" airplanes because, at least it seems to me, everyone is copying everyone. We want to deliver quality, but also something really different and interesting you WANT to bring to the local R/C flying field.
People always ask me why I bought Hobby-Lobby. I'm having as much fun as my Grandma was in this photo.. imagine how much of a renegade she was in her day!