Ann Holtgren Pellegreno
Ann has been an Iowa resident since 1969 and currently resides on a farm near Story City. She was the first woman to serve as a Commissioner for both the Iowa Aeronautics Commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation. As an author she has promoted the preservation and collection of Iowa aviation history. She was a contributor for â€œWorld Flight, the Earhart Trail.â€ She researched, wrote and published â€œIowa Takes to the Air, Volume One 1845-1918â€ and â€œIowa Takes to the Air, Volume Two 1919-1941.â€
In 1967 she successfully flew the Amelia Earhart World Flight Route in a sistership to Earhartâ€™s Lockheed Electra. It marked the 30th anniversary of Earhartâ€™s last flight. Ann is an accomplished pilot, airplane builder and restorer and has lectured and written various articles concerning the history of aviation.