Anita "Neta" Snook achieved a long list of firsts: first woman aviator in Iowa, first woman student accepted at the Curtiss Flying School in Virginia, first woman to run her own aviation business and first woman to run a commercial airfield. Yet it is for her connection with another pioneering woman pilot that Snook remains best known as the woman who taught Amelia Earhart how to fly.
In August 1915 Neta Snook entered Iowa State College after graduating from Ames High. Attended flying schools, became a pilot, and is believed to be the first licensed woman pilot in Iowa. In WWI she worked for the British Air Ministry in Elmira, New York. She barnstormed, taught students to fly. Became a licensed flight instructor, with Amelia Earhart her most famous student. Photo courtesy of Karsten Smedal
This is our seventh year with Neta and Allyson Barker’s School of Ballet and it’s always a joy to photograph and videotape ballerinas of all ages! The Barker School is “the hidden jewel” of Wayland. Mrs. Barker has been teaching for over 60 years and she and her daughter Allyson provide a unique, personal, classic curriculum that includes ballet as well as life’s wisdom. We love the Barkers and their students and families! Congratulations on another successful year.
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