Daily Flight Stories
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Edith Foltz, Portland, Ore., who finished in second in the recent air derby from Los Angeles, Calif., to the Cleveland air races, is shown above demonstrating the new flying dress suit which she calls the “Foltz-up.” The skirt when worn with the jacket has the appearance of the ordinary ensemble, but by simply releasing the zippers on each side of the skirt and removing the jacket and then throwing the skirt over the shulders and fastening it with the same zippers the two-piece ensemble is converted into a charming flying outfit complete with knickers. Miss Foltz is the state governor of the National Aeronautic association and the fifth woman to receive a transport pilot’s license.
– Text quoted from the Milwaukee Journal, October 9, 1931