Moya Lear

RENO NV – FEBRUARY 19: Standing in front of the prototype LearAvia Lear Fan is Moya Marie Olsen Lear (March 27, 1915 “u2013 December 5, 2001) was an American businesswoman and the wife of aviation pioneer Bill Lear. After the death of her husband in 1978, Lear attempted with investors to complete his innovative lightweight turboprop airplane, the LearAvia Lear Fan. The project ultimately failed to obtain FAA certification because of a gearing problem, and never went into production.Photographed February 19 1982 at Lear Fan Factory, Reno Nevada ( Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images )