Ruth Isabel HODGES
Died: 18 June 1974Special Achievements:
Set the first record, under international rules, by a woman pilot in Australia - a distance of 1,360.69 km in a Cessna 210 aircraft at a speed of 312.18 km/hr in 4 hours 26 minutes 30 seconds.
Image - Beagle 206S VH-UNL at Casey Field, Berwick in 1968
Colonel Keith Hatfield, Groupair Ruth Hodges, Victorian Secretary of the Australian Women Pilots' Association Allan Vial, Helicopter Utilities/Airfast (Beagle agents for Australasia) His Excellency Lord Casey, Governor General of Australia Elva Raper (now Elva Rush) Victorian Treasurer of the AWPA
Queensland Air Museum, Allan Vial Collection
Housewife Pilot Triumphs. The Age. July 21, 1967:9.
Richardson, Marie. (1970, February). Australian Section. Ninety-Nine News, 11.
Dinham, Mollie and Australian Women Pilots' Association. (1995). Australian Women Pilots. Sydney: The Association. Page 60.