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Hall of Fame

Deborah J. Rihn-Harvey

Pilot, Instructor and Aerobatic Pioneer

The USA Unlimited Aerobatic team’s longest standing member

A third-generation aviator, Deborah J. Rihn-Harvey chose to pursue a career in aviation. She was one of the first female pilots hired by Southwest Airlines and retired as a Captain after a 27-year career. In addition, she is one of the world’s leading aerobatic pilots and is a three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion. She has managed a flight school in LaPorte, Texas, for over 30 years and is certified by the FAA as a Designated Flight Examiner. As a top air-show performer and aviation advocate, Rihn-Harvey serves as a role model for all pilots, particularly women and young aviators. 

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