November 29, 2012
Legal Battle Over a Planned Gift Grounds a Female Aviator's Legacy
By all accounts, Amy Falcon Morris lived an extraordinary life. She was a part-time model, an avid photographer, and a woman who learned how to fly an airplane in the 1940s and even gave flying lessons beginning in 1969, when most women were relegated to less-adventurous pursuits. In 1973 she received an award as Virginia's flight instructor of the year.
But Ms. Morris's legacy is instead linked to a legal battle that bears her name. The George Mason University Foundation and Ms.