Betty Skelton Passes

September 6th, 2011

Betty Skelton (Frankman Erde), a daredevil pilot who was a three-time national aerobatics champion and became known as the “fastest woman on Earth” when she set speed records in airplanes and automobiles, died Aug. 31 at her home in The Villages, Fla. She was 85. Betty is survived by her husband Alan Erde.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the ICAS Foundation in Betty Skelton’s name at www.icasfoundation.org. Air show industry officials are also asking that friends, fans and colleagues send their recollections of Betty as an air show performer via e-mail to icas@airshows.aero