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Joann Osterud Record-Breaking Flight Photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2019-12-09
The Joann Osterud Record-Breaking Flight Photograph is a small collection consisting of a single photograph depicting of Joann Osterud flying upside-down in her Stephens Akro, July 24, 1991 from Vancouver, B.C. to Vanderhoof, B.C on a record-breaking flight. The photograph is in color and measures 8x10 inches. It is inscribed, "To Clarice and Tom, Thanks! Joann, Vancouver to Vanderhoof, 7/24/91". The people mentioned in the inscription were Clarice Osterud and Tom Hargiss, Joann's aunt and uncle, respectively. There is another unidentified plane in the image behind Osterud's plane; both are seen over snowy mountians. Osterud's plane is in the Museum's aircraft collection.


  • 1991 July 24

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Biographical Note: Joann Osterud

Joann Osterud was born on November 14, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she was three her family moved to Seattle, Washington. In 1968 Osterud graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she had majored in Political Science. It was after graduating from Reed that Osterud began purusing aviation and got her first pilot job with Linden Air Transport. She would go on to work for Alaska Airlines and United Airlines before forming her own company, Osterud Aviation Airshows. On July 24, 1991 Osterud flew from Vancouver, British Columbia to Vanderhoof British Columbia and set two flight records: the first for the longest flight upside down, and the longest flight upside down in one stretch.
Guide to the Joann Osterud Record-Breaking Flight Photograph
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
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1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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