Aerobatics legend Betty Skelton died at her home in Winter Park, Florida, on Tuesday at the age of 85. Skelton won the 1948, 1949 and 1950 U.S. National Female Aerobatic Championships, the latter two titles in her famous Pitts Special, Li'l Stinker, which today hangs in the Smithsonian. In addition to her aerobatics prowess, Skelton set numerous records in airplanes, including for speed, in 1949 clocking 421.6 mph in a North American P-51 Mustang, and for altitude, coaxing a J-3 Cub up to an amazing 29,050 feet in 1951. She was a race car driver, an automotive test driver and a record setter on the Salt Flats of Bonneville, where she sped to a record for women drivers of over 300 mph in 1956. Skelton was inducted into both the Aviation and Motorsports Halls of Fame.