Susan and Christon Horstman, mother and son pilots with over 15,000 commercial and private flight hours between them, and owners of Cornerstone Aviation at Ogden Airport (OGD) have utilized some Victory Girl nose art to identify their new glass-cockpit Cessna 172 SPs, used for their successful flight training programs, based both out of Ogden Airport and Salt Lake International Airport.
‘Blondie’ -originally nose art created by a crew chief of of a P-51 fighter squadron in WWII, is re-created by Victory Girl and available as a die-cut high performance vinyl.
‘Fifinella’ is also artwork created in WWII. ‘Fifinella’ was the official squadron patch of the Woman’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs), young women pilots enlisted during WWII to deliver bombers, fighters, liaison aircraft and just about every other aircraft type from factories everywhere in the US to air bases. Women pilots were barred from flying in combat environments, but played a significant role nevertheless in moving aircraft for military uses.
‘Fifinella’, a quirky female gremlin character, was designed by the Walt Disney Studios, who designed over 1,000 insignia for US military units. This ‘Fifinella’ is also printed to high performance die-cut vinyl and installed to the Cessna 172’s cowling. Although securely fit to the cowling, the vinyl can be easily removed from the metal without damage to the paint or metal beneath.