As I got to know Betty over the years, my admiration for her grew. She was funny, down to earth, and always gracious. It meant a lot to me that she was really gorgeous and a really attractive “girly girl” but could sit down and talk about breaking a Land Speed Record or flying a warbird in a very matter of fact way. That surprises some people, but she saw no dichotomy in it, and neither do I. Over the years when I was about to do something new, like demo an airplane for a company, fly a new airplane or just try something new, I would tell Betty about it and invariably she had done it first. Awesome! What a role model she was for me in a business where there are few women.