After meeting with Producer/film maker, Nick Spark during the first "Reel Stuff" aviation film festival produced by the National Aviation Hall of Fame which was held in April 2008, Hollywood calls on the uniquely qualified talents of Joe Jones, of Airmail Greetings to create the official poster and DVD artwork for the film release. Jones quickly accepted the honor to develop the official movie artwork and Airmail Greetings also stepped up to become a contributing sponsor of this poienient film documentery on the life of legendary aviation figure, Pancho Barnes.
Florence "Pancho" Barnes was one of the most important women in 20th Century aviation. A tough and fearless pilot, Pancho flew on Amelia Earhart's wingtip, performed as a barnstormer throughout California, and made a name for herself as Hollywood's first female stunt pilot in the 1920's and 30's. Just before WWII she opened a ranch near Edwards Air Force Base that became a famous -- some would say notorious -- hangout for test pilots and movie stars. Known as the "Happy Bottom Riding Club", it became the epicenter of the aviation world during the early jet age. Chuck Yeager celebrated breaking the sound barrier there in 1947.
Spark, screened the film to a rousing reception while still under development at the 2008 "Reel Stuff" aviation film festival in April. With academy award winning actress Kathy Bates, playing the voice of Pancho Barnes, this film is destined to become a treasured aviation classic. Be sure to look for the film release in 2009.