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Relates the story of pioneer female flying ace Pancho Barnes, chronicling her adventures as an aviator and a hard-drinking friend and host to Hollywood's elite. quot;Pancho" Barnes was a California heiress who inherited a love of flying ...

Author: Lauren Kessler

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050148314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Relates the story of pioneer female flying ace Pancho Barnes, chronicling her adventures as an aviator and a hard-drinking friend and host to Hollywood's elite.
2000 By Lauren Kessler

In 1947, General jimmy Doolittle visited Pancho and went riding on a horse
named Happy. After the ride, Doolittle told Pancho he had a “Happy bottom.”
Pancho loved it and renamed her ranch the Happy Bottom Riding Club. In
addition to its ...

Author: Karen Bush Gibson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613745403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 234

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Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.

She also built the Rancho Oro Verde Fly-Inn Dude Ranch, a dude ranch that
became known as the Happy Bottom Riding Club. The airmen from nearby Muroc
Field and her Hollywood stunt pilot friends were her first customers. People such
as ...

Author: Peg A. Lamphier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696036

Category: Social Science

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This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users
2017-01-23 By Peg A. Lamphier

PANCHO BARNES AND THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB Florence Lowe '
Pancho' Barnes was a contestant in the 1929 Women's Air Derby, alongside
Amelia Earhart. A legendary pilot and character in the aviation circles of the
1920s to ...

Author: Shayler David

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846280788

Category: Science

Page: 410

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* This is the only book that provides the full story of the role of women in space exploration. * Previously unpublished photographs of various aspects of training and participation in spaceflights are included. * Personal interviews with female cosmonauts and astronauts. * Traces the history of female aviation milestones from the early part of the 20th Century to the current space programme.
2006-08-29 By Shayler David

For Chuck Yeager and the rocket plane pilots of the '50s and '60s there was the
Happy Bottom Riding Club near Edwards AFB; for the early astronauts, it was the
Mouse Trap Lounge in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Most likely the Outpost became ...

Author: Mike Mullane

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743276832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.
2007-02-06 By Mike Mullane

doors to the Enterprise's main crew lounge parted, releasing the festive
atmosphere of the Happy Bottom Riding Club into the corridor as Dr. Hegol Den
approached. He smiled as he entered the room, pleased to see most of the club's
tables ...

Author: Dayton Ward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439191668

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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On a diplomatic mission to the planet Andor, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E bear witness to the rank devastation resulting from the Borg invasion. With the reproductive issues that have long plagued the Andorian people reaching crisis level, avenues of research that at first held great promise have proven largely unhelpful, and may well indeed be worsening the problem. Despite the Federation's seeming inability to provide assistance and growing doubt over its commitment to a staunch, longtime ally, Andorian scientists now offer renewed hope for a solution. However, many segments of Andorian society are protesting this controversial new approach, and more radical sects are beginning to make their displeasure known by any means available. In response, President Nanietta Bacco has sent the Enterprise crew and a team of diplomats and scientists to Andor to convene a summit, in the hope of demonstrating that the Federation's pledge to helping Andor is sincere. But the Typhon Pact is watching, and their interests may very well lead the Andorian people down an even more treacherous path. . . .
2011-01-25 By Dayton Ward

CHAPTER 22 The Happy Bottom Riding Club Flying and hell - raising - one
fueled the other . And that ' s what Pancho ' s was all about . ” Brigadier General
Chuck Yeager , Retired ' The Happy Bottom Riding Club truly entered its “ golden
age ...

Author: Barbara Hunter Schultz

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000054539196

Category: Women air pilots

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Pancho Barnes was one of aviation's most colorful members. In the 1920s, she barnstormed her way through the skies to become one of the best, capturing the women's speed record in 1930. The test pilots of Edwards AFB designated Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club their unofficial debriefing room in the 1950s. Pancho was spontaneous, adventurous, and dedicated to both flying and friends. This well-written biography details the life of a remarkable woman.

... display he had activated next to their table in the Happy Bottom Riding Club,
the Enterprise's primary social center. Biometric and engineering information
crawled across the bottom of the screen, a constantly updated stream of data
about ...

Author: Jeffrey Lang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476750521

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Returning to the story begun in the novel Immortal Coil and continuing in the bestselling Cold Equations trilogy, this is the next fascinating chapter in the artificial life of one of Star Trek’s most enduring characters. He was perhaps the ultimate human achievement: a sentient artificial life-form—self-aware, self-determining, possessing a mind and body far surpassing that of his makers, and imbued with the potential to evolve beyond the scope of his programming. And then Data was destroyed. Four years later, Data’s creator, Noonien Soong, sacrificed his life and resurrected his android son, who in turn revived the positronic brain of his own artificial daughter, Lal. Having resigned his commission, the former Starfleet officer now works to make his way on an alien world, while also coming to grips with the very human notion of wanting versus having a child. But complicating Data’s new life is an unexpected nemesis from years ago on the U.S.S. Enterprise—the holographic master criminal Professor James Moriarty. Long believed to be imprisoned in a memory solid, Moriarty has created a siphon into the "real" world as a being of light and thought. Moriarity wants the solid form that he was once told he could never have, and seeks to manipulate Data into finding another android body for him to permanently inhabit...even if it means evicting the current owner, and even if that is Data himself. ™, ®, & © 2013 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
2014-06-24 By Jeffrey Lang

La Forge stood in front of the forward-facing windows in the Enterprise's crew
lounge, which Will Riker had named the Happy Bottom Riding Club before he left
to take command of Titan. Riker had said he'd chosen the name as an homage to
 ...

Author: David Mack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476733333

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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The omnibus edition of an epic crossover trilogy uniting characters from every corner of the Star Trek universe, and revealing the shocking origin and final fate of the Federation's most dangerous enemy--the Borg. DESTINY #1: GODS OF NIGHT THE BORG RETURN—WITH A VENGEANCE. Blitzkrieg attacks by the Borg leave entire worlds aflame. No one knows how they are slipping past Starfleet’s defenses, so Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise have to find out—and put a stop to it. Thousands of light-years away, Captain Riker and the crew of the Titan follow bizarre energy pulses to a mysterious, hidden world. But what they find there is a figure out of history: a Starfleet captain long thought dead. At the same time, in the Gamma Quadrant, a new captain and her crew investigate the wreck of the Earth starship Columbia NX-02, missing in action for more than two centuries. Four starships. Four captains. Four lives about to intersect—and discover their shared Destiny. DESTINY #2: MERE MORTALS IT’S A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS. The Borg have found a secret passage through subspace and are using it to attack the Federation. But the passage is one of many that the Enterprise crew finds inside a nebula, and Captain Picard and Captain Dax must find the right one—and lead a counterstrike to stop the impending Borg invasion. Meanwhile, Captain Riker and the Titan’s crew are held captive by the reclusive and powerful aliens known as the Caeliar. The Titan’s freedom hinges on the action of fellow prisoner Erika Hernandez, commander of the long-lost Earth starship Columbia. Hernandez has lived among the Caeliar for centuries—enduring disasters, accidental time-travel, and interstellar exile. After so long as their prisoner, will she dare to fight for her freedom? Or is an eternity in captivity her inescapable Destiny? DESTINY #3: LOST SOULS THE FINAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN. An armada of several thousand Borg cubes has wiped out a fleet of ships sent by the Federation and its allies. The Collective’s goal this time isn’t assimilation—it’s extermination. Captain Picard, Captain Riker, and Captain Ezri Dax unite in a final desperate bid to halt the Borg’s genocidal march through known space. But their three starships—the Enterprise, the Titan, and the Aventine—are no match for the Borg armada. Or are they? With them is Erika Hernandez, former captain of the Columbia. She has powers and insight gained from centuries of living with the aliens known as the Caeliar. She can end the Borg threat forever—or transform it into an unstoppable menace that will devour the galaxy. Destruction or salvation—only one can be her final Destiny.
2013-01-15 By David Mack

She also taught the young pilots at the Muroc Army Air Base to fly and provided
them with spirits and entertainment at her ranch, the Happy Bottom Riding Club.
After the military took over the land where her ranch had been located, Pancho ...

Author: Barbara J. Pratt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439623084

Category: History

Page: 128

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In the late 1920s, this high desert area with little water and unproductive soil held no attraction for most people, but the small community of Amargo provided a grocery store, gas station, and of course a saloon for the convenience of tenacious gold and borax prospectors. In 1938, after the large deposit of borax was discovered and mining had begun, a town hall meeting was called and Le Roy Osborne, supervisor of Pacific Coast Borax Company, suggested changing the name from Amargo to Boron. Boron is the fifth element on the periodic table and combines with other nonmetallic minerals to form a family of related minerals called borates; after this was explained to those gathered at the town hall meeting, Boron was unanimously chosen as its new name and the community was forever linked to the borax mining industry.
2009-04-13 By Barbara J. Pratt

... from Pacifica to Ingraham B. In addition to filling the cargo bays, shuttlebays,
laboratories, holodecks, the Happy Bottom Riding Club and other, smaller
lounges with refugees, the regular crew was doubling- and tripling-up for the
duration.

Author: William Leisner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439123411

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Fortune has smiled on Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury, chief of security on the U.S.S Enterprise.™ She has survived. But her homeworld, Deneva, one of the planets targeted in the massive Borg invasion, has not. The entire surface has been wiped clean of everything, killing anyone who did not evacuate and rendering the planet uninhabitable. Choudhury is left to wonder whether her family was one of the displaced. Or are they all gone forever? The Enterprise is just one ship, and Jasminder Choudhury is just one officer, yet her story is being repeated over and over across the galaxy. Hundreds of thousands of displaced persons haunt the space ways, seeking comfort, looking for someplace safe, somewhere, anywhere to find solace. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is ordered to do everything he can to rescue and if need be to recover the lost souls from the Borg invasion. For the first time in generations, citizens of the Federation know want, uncertainty, and fear. Bloodied yet unbowed, the Federation now stands on the edge of a precipice. The captain of the Enterprise finds himself in the unenviable position of wondering whether it is true that those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace.
2009-06-30 By William Leisner

The sight startled Lio as much as it disgusted him: how had so many of them
managed to survive? The sight also evoked the memory of his friend Joel. He
had met Joel in the Happy Bottom Riding Club the first night the young ensign
had ...

Author: J.M. Dillard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416545484

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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An electrifying thriller starring Captain Jean-Luc Picard set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, his ship repaired, must now reassemble his crew. With the departure of both William Riker and ship's counsellor Deannna Troi, the captain must replace his two most trusted advisors. He chooses a Vulcan, a logical choice, and for his new first officer, Worf. But the Klingon refuses the promotion and the new ship's counsellor appears to actively dislike Worf. A simple shake-down mission should settle everything. Except that once again, the captain hears the song of the Borg collective. Admiral Janeway is convinced that the Borg have been crushed and are no longer a threat. Picard believes she is wrong, and that if the Enterprise doesn't act the entire Federation will be under the domination of its most oppressive enemy.
2007-08-28 By J.M. Dillard

The Happy Bottom Riding Club is the biography of a hell - raising pioneer aviatrix
but it is also a cautionary tale about women who break stereotypes and live
boldly — and the price they pay . ” BIOGRAPHICAL CRITICAL SOURCES ...

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ISBN: 0787646067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Yeager was happy to undertake the wildest mission for his regular officer's salary.
He seemed to treat the whole affair as just part of his routine—a routine that
included knocking them back in Pancho Barnes's Happy Bottom Riding Club and
 ...

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514214

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

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One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight. Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed with the skies. To promote a new Virgin Airlines route, he became the first man to water ski behind a blimp. His Virgin Galactic venture will soon offer ordinary people the opportunity to experience spaceflight aboard the first commercial spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo. In Reach for the Skies, Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as: *Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914. *Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s. *Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight-not just the world-famous Wright Brothers, but also lesser known visionaries and dreamers-made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.
2011-04-28 By Richard Branson

Years later, when Pancho was proprietor of the notorious Happy Bottom Riding
Club at Edwards Air Force Base and friend to a young Chuck Yeager, Yeager's
wife Glennis observed that Pancho liked men but “there were very few women
she ...

Author: Doris L. Rich

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588343826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What Happened to Amelia Earhart?” myth by disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was: a woman of three centuries, born in the nineteenth, pioneering in the twentieth, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the twenty-first.
2013-07-09 By Doris L. Rich

... made no attempt to wipe the smirk off his face. Obviously Beverly wasn't going
to be especially . . . forthcoming for some time. Still . . . “Absolutely worth it,” he
said to the empty room. - iiT'Lana despised the name Happy Bottom Riding Club.

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416554714

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An enemy so intractable that it cannot be reasoned with. The entire race thinks with one mind and strives toward one purpose: to add our biological distinctiveness to their own and wipe out individuality, to make every living thing Borg. In over two centuries, the Federation has never encountered a greater threat. Twice Starfleet assembled and threw countless starships to stand against them. The Borg were stopped, the price paid in blood. Humanity breathed a sigh of relief, assuming it was safe. And with the destruction of the transwarp conduits, the Federation believed that the killing blow had finally been struck against the Borg. Driven to the point of extinction, the Borg continue to fight for their very existence, for their culture. They will not be denied. They must not be stopped. The old rules and assumptions regarding how the Collective should act have been dismissed. Now the Borg kill first, assimilate later. When the Enterprise manages to thwart them once again, the Borg turn inward. The dark places that even the drones never realized existed are turned outward against the enemy they have never been able to defeat. What is revealed is the thing that no one believed the Borg could do.
2007-10-30 By Peter David

... Gus Apollo Congressional Space Medal awarded to Haber, Joyce Haise, Fred
Haldeman, H.R.“Bob,” Hallmark Cards, lawsuit against Hank Keene's Gang (
radio program) Happy Bottom Riding Club Harp, George hatch issues Apollo
Eagle ...

Author: Leon Wagener

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466828568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
2005-01-01 By Leon Wagener

... than those weenies had in a lifetime. PANCHO BARNES quoted in The Happy
Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes Lauren Kesler Here
above the farms and ranches of the Great Plains 2000 16 THE AIR UP THERE.

Author: David William English

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071429368

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this follow-up to the author's popular Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Quotations on Flight features 600 additional memorable thoughts on flight. * Great gift and general interest book, perfect for museum shops * Subjects include The Wonder of Flight, Airports, Combat, Safety, Space Flight, UFOs, Pilots, and Birds * Includes quotations from Amelia Earhart, Wilbur Wright, and Roger Caras
2003-02-14 By David William English

Here is a picture of some of them gathered around a piano with Pancho Barnes
at the Happy Bottom Riding Club . That ' s Chuck Yeager second from right . The
EAA Aviation Foundation is zines . Over the years he was a instructing in ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010578800

Category: Airplane racing

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Chapter Six The Happy Bottom Riding Club James Young To relieve the stress of
test flying , and to find some fun out in the desert , the pilots and contractors
assigned to Muroc would frequent a ranch near the base called Rancho Oro
Verde ...

Author: Chuck Yeager

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: UOM:39015040073580

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

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In a compendium of reminiscences, photographs, and experts' discussions, the surviving participants in the development and flying of the Bell X-1 rocket plane that broke the sound barrier in 1947 recount their experiences. 17,500 first printing.
1997 By Chuck Yeager

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