I shot Alice Godwin at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport on April 12, 1967, but I can’t find the story that I know ran. I looked at every Missourian over a three-week period and couldn’t find a single word about her or why she was putting a plaque in a showcase.
For what it’s worth, this is a nice portrait of a woman in a cockpit. I’m sure I didn’t use fill flash, so I must have gotten lucky with an overcast sky that kept it from being too contrasty.
Not-bad plaque picture
Like Terry Eiler, my Magazine and Newspaper Photography instructor wrote across one of my college assignments, “Congratulations. You are now a better than average hack.”
First thought was Powder Puff Derby
Here are some aviation stories from over the years.
- Aerial photos of Cape Airport in 2011
- Cape Aviation Day, 1964
- First trip on Cape Air
- Flying from St. Louis to Cape on Cape Air
- 1944 prediction of a plane in every garage
- Powder Puff pilots who landed in Cape in 1966 hold reunion in 1996
- Bernice Steadman, Mary Clark win Derby after overnighting in Cape
- Mrs. Rush Limbaugh, Jr, chief tower timer
- Cape Aviation Timeline, 1907-1947
- Cape Aviation Timeline, 1948-1973
- Cape Aviation Timeline, 1974-1989
- Cape Aviation Timeline, 1990-2005
- Sharon Sanders blog containing lots of links
[Editor’s note: I originally identified this woman as Alice Higgins, but David Seesing set me straight: “The lady in the photo is Alice Godwin wife of John Godwin. John and J.T. Seesing owned Cape Central Airways. Alice and John competed and won numerous aviation competitions. I have since updated the post.]