Eyewitness

A young pilot steps out after her first solo flight

Gene Houtz shakes teenage pilot Nancy Swanson’s hand.
Gene Houtz shakes teenage pilot Nancy Swanson’s hand. File photo

This photo was first published on April 26, 1973. Its original caption:

Nancy Swanson, a 16-year-old student at Barstow School, receives a congratulatory handshake from her instructor, Gene Houtz, following completion of her first solo flight. The flight was made earlier this month at the Johnson County Airport in Olathe. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Swanson, 11234 Glen Arbor Terrace.

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