Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

And keep off her lawn!

Heights glider pilot wings her way into the record books | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle: "For as long as she can remember, Val Paget has reached for the sky and felt at home there. She got her first taste while climbing a 14,000-foot mountain with her father at age 3.

Yet today the 66-year-old retired English teacher living in the Heights is pushing herself beyond any mountain summit.

That's why she became a sky sailor of sorts, eventually flying to a place where no woman has gone before. The flight that drew worldwide attention was when she navigated her glider about 269 miles on one trip — the first woman to go that far while making three turns in a PW-5 glider."

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