• Diagram of a Horse

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1940s)
      A diagram of a horse, labelled and illustrated by Dorothy Rungeling.
    • Horsemanship Notes

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1940s)
      Notes or an essay from Dorothy Rungeling's time in horsemanship classes in the 1940s. The notes/essay is three pages in length and is focused on the "head and neck" of a horse. She mentions the "schooling" of a horse, much like people. The horse must be taught the way to use his head and neck in the judging ring. She focuses on the horses use of it's neck and head for balance much like we use our arms, for example, "Did you ever try walking the rails on a railroad track or try walking on any narrow board? You would automatically put your arms out if you felt unbalanced. Your arms would be your balancer and the horse's head and neck are his".
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling in Car

      1948
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling sitting in a car parked beside a plane. There is a boy in the car next to her, likely her son Barry. According to her story in Air Facts (reprinted in Bozeman Daily Chronicle), this may be the day back in 1948 when she first went up in an airplane, According to the story, she was with her husband and son taking photographs for ads for their car dealership when she was persuaded by her son to take a turn in the airplane.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling's First Airplane

      1949
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling standing in front of her first airplane. The airplane was a 1949 Luscombe Silvaire , 2 seat, 65 h.p. Continental engine.
    • Airplane Invoice, 1949

      1949-02-08
      An invoice for a Luscombe Silvaire, Model 8-A Sky Pal plane with additional items installed. The total for the invoice is $2541.63 for all items. The invoice was made out by Aero Activities Limited, Barker Airport, Toronto 10, Ontario. There is a handwritten note at the top of the invoice that reads, "Our 1st airplane".
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling's Second Airplane

      1950
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling's second airplane. The airplane is described as a Piper PA20, 4 seats, 125 h.p. Lycoming engine.
    • Article - "Canadians in Air Race", 1951

      1951
      An article clipping discussing the four Canadian women entered in the third annual All Women's International Air Race in 1951.
    • Third Annual All-Women's International Air Race Flight Log, 1951

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1951)
      A chart of Dorothy Rungeling's flight landings and departures during the Third Annual All-Women's International Air Race in 1951.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Airplane sponsored by Thompson Products, 1952

      Titley, Bert (1952)
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling in front of her airplane sponsored by Thompson Products in the 1952 All Women's International Air Race from St. Augustine, Florida to Welland, Ontario.
    • Article - "And there I was", 1952

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1952-05-11)
      An article that was originally published in Air Facts in 1951, is published again in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in 1952. In the scrapbook kept by Mrs. Rungeling, there is a typwritten note that explains the events surrounding the second publication, "This story was initially printed in AIR FACTS, a flight magazine published in New York City. It was read by a Flight School in Bozeman, Montana. They wrote to me asking if I would give them permission to have the whole story printed in the Bozeman newspaper as an ad for their flying school. This is a copy of the story which was in the Bozeman newspaper". The article/story begins "This story is for non-flyers who are scared of airplanes, especially woman". This is the story of Dorothy Rungeling's first flight in a plane back in 1948 and her initial fears concerning flying.
    • Welland Air Show Flyer

      1952-07-05
      A flyer for the 1952 Air Show at the Welland Airport. The Welland Airport is to be the final arrival point for the All Women International Air Race the date of 5 July 1952.
    • Article - St. Catharines Standard post race, 7 July 1952

      1952-07-07
      A photograph and brief comment about the race results for Dorothy Rungeling. She is photographed next to George Belfry of Thompson Products (sponsor), Alice Little (co-pilot) and radio broadcaster Rex Stimers.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Husband Charlie and Son Barry, 1953

      1953
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling with husband Charlie and son Barry with the winning trophy of the Governor General's Cup Air Race, Toronoto, 1953.
    • Aviation Writing Award Winners, 1953

      1953
      A photograph and caption for the Aviation Writing Award winners of 1953. There are eleven winners pictured and Dorothy Rungeling is the only female.
    • Article - "Fenwick Housewife Wins National Air Show Race", 1953

      1953
      The article discusses the 1953 Governor-General's Cup win for Mrs. Dorothy Rungeling at the National Air Show. There were nine other pilots competing in the race.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling and Governor-General's Silver Cup, 1953

      1953
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling with the Silver Cup, the caption reads "Dorothy Rungeling, Canadian woman flier, holds Governor-General's Silver Cup, which she won, as well as a cheque for $500 for winning the Governor-General's Race at the National Air Show held in Toronto last September."
    • Results for 1953 Women's International Air Race

      1953
      A result list for the 1953 All Women's International Air Race. The list has four columns: Name, Plane Flown, Hand mph. and Time made plus or minus - plus is less than hand minus more than hand. At the end of the result list of 17 pilots is a note that reads "Catherine Benner did not finish race".
    • Dorothy Rungeling in Sixth All Women's International Air Race, 1953

      1953-05-15
      A newspaper clipping from The Globe and Mail, 15 May 1953, that reads: "In Florida Flight - Twenty-one planes are expected to participate in the Welland, Ont., to New Smyrna Beach, Fla., June 11. First definite Canadian entry is Mrs. Dorothy Rungeling of Fenwick, Ont. (right), who will be accompanied by Mrs. Beverly Belfry of St. Catharines (left)."
    • Article - "Fonthill Woman Among 21 Pilots in Welland - Florida Air race", 1953

      1953-05-15
      An article in The St. Catharines Standard that discusses the upcoming sixth all-women's international air race from Welland, Ontario to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Mrs. Rungeling will be accompanied by Beverly Belfry of St. Catharines and wife of a Thompson Products executive. Thompson Products is also sponsoring Mrs. Rungeling's flight and a representative, Mr. Stauffer, of Thompson Products, states "It is encouraging to see the international air race grow as it has done...This year's list of 21 probable entries compares with eight in last year's race".
    • The Pelican - Official Line-Up of All Women's International Air Race

      1953-06-11
      A listing of the pilots competing in the All Women's International Air Race, 1953.