A Special Note About Bobbi Trout
One sunny Wednesday morning in January, 2002, I turned on my computer to find the usual
barrage of junk email. As I began to delete the unwanted, the subject line of one note stuck out like a red Golden Eagle Chief:
"Web Site for Bobbi Trout." I thought it was an advertisement to view Bobbi Trout's existing web site.
I was intrigued, because I had met her in 1987, in Atchison, Kansas at
Amelia Earhart's 90th birthday party. Bobbi had signed a copy of her biography for me.
So I clicked on the email and opened it. Imagine my surprise--it was a note from Bobbi herself!
"I was searching through the Internet and came across your web site and thought you might be the
person I have been looking for to assist me in getting my web site back online."
Bobbi Trout looking for someone like me?! I read on . . .
"My name is Bobbi Trout and I am 96 years old. I am a pioneer aviator making most of my records
Well! She didn't have to tell me--I already knew, and I was amazed to think that after 15 years, Bobbi,
at 96 years of age, had done a web search and found my company online. It seemed a bit surreal. I emailed her and asked if
I could call her. At 5p.m. that day, she called me, and what ultimately came out of that conversation
is the Bobbi Trout web site — a compilation of Bobbi's life in words, pictures and sound clips from her private
collection — and the Supply Hangar, which features exclusive Bobbi Trout products.
It was my great honor and special joy to work (and play) with Bobbi, not only because she was an
American legend, but because she was a treasure as a human being. Her wit, constant caring for others
and love of life never ceased to amaze me. Her unending curiosity and desire to create and plan for the future (even in her 90s)
was a great inspiration, and one of the big reasons we now feature "preparedness" products on SupplyHangar.com. Bobbi's log books show that she
planned her gas and oil usage to perfection on every flight. As a pilot, she knew she had to be three or four steps ahead of the game at all times. That kind
of thinking allowed her to live a a long and happy life, free from the stress so many feel today because they have not planned for the future.
Within www.BobbiTrout.com and Supply Hangar, it is my
hope that Bobbi's personal work ethic, her love of America, and her inner strength will prove to be an inspiration to all who visit.
-- Nanette Malher for the Aviatrix Enterprises Supply Hangar
Use the menu to the left to access products available for purchase.
Don't forget to visit: www.bobbitrout.com for great photos, video, sound files and historical
NOTE: The second photo is one of Bobbi's favorite photos she called her "halo" photo, taken by Donald Martin of Atchison, Kansas
during the 2002 Forest of Friendship Ceremony. (Of course, anyone who knew Bobbi knows she will always be our angel!)