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KATHERINE STINSON - Greatest Female Aviator by LWM (Read 599 times)
Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2017 at 9:17pm

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Great bio of Katherine Stinson.   Good job.  -Skye
 
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Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 11:18pm

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A couple of more facts about Katherine Stinson.  During WW1 there was a moratorium on flying in the United States, but Katherine Stinson was still allowed to fly all over the US raising funds for the war effort.
Also, in WW1, Canada was still part of the British Empire, and Canadian pilots were trained to fly for the British forces. The Canadian men were trained in the US by a young woman named Katherine Stinson ...

DISCLAIMER - The pics in the above story were gleaned from the internet by me, and are not from "Gary's Archives".
 

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Reply #3 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 11:06am

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REMEMBERING KATHERINE STINSON She was the first woman to fly air mail in the US, and in Canada, she was the first person, man or woman, to deliver mail between Calgary and Edmonton. She set many records - Dec 11, 1917 she flew 610 miles non-stop from San Diego to San Francisco in a record 9 hrs and 10 min. She was always a supporter of the Women's Suffragette movement and equal rights for women. In 1917 she became a Red Cross Ambulance Driver in Europe, where she contracted Influenza in the waning months of WW1, which later turned into Tuberculosis in 1920 and she had to enter a Sanitarium. This also ended her glorious, short-lived flying career, as she was too frail to fly anymore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-RL4Gu07J4 ;
Katherine Stinson - "The Flying Schoolgirl"
Katherine Stinson - arguably the greatest female aviator.
 

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Reply #2 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 11:03am

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REMEMBERING KATHERINE STINSON During WW1, she flew a Curtiss JN-4D for the American Red Cross, having been twice refused as a fighter pilot. In June 1916, she also flew into Western Canada at Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. She took a boat with her plane to the big cities in Japan and China to fly exhibitions and raise money for the Red Cross. In April 1917, the US entered the war, and she returned to the US with over $2,000,000 in charitable donations for the Red Cross. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-RL4Gu07J4
 

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Reply #1 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 11:00am

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REMEMBERING KATHERINE STINSON She was the 4th woman in the US to obtain a Pilot's Certificate on July 24, 1912 at age 21. By 1913, at age 22, she flew a Wright Model B Flyer on Exhibitions Circuits, billing herself as the "Flying Schoolgirl". All of her stunt flying was done in A/C using the Wright control system, which uses two side mounted levers for pitch and roll, and top mounted controls for throttle and yaw. By 1914 she was flying all over the US. On July 18, 1915 she was the first woman to perform a "LOOP" in an early "Laird" biplane. She was also the first woman to fly at night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-RL4Gu07J4
 

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Jul 1st, 2017 at 10:54am

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REMEMBERING KATHERINE STINSON Feb 14, 1891 - July 8, 1977 died at age 86. She was a Pioneer Aviatrix and Stunt Flyer, who, by the end of 1915 at age 24, had become a national flying sensation. Her flying inspired her younger brothers to form the Stinson Aircraft Company. She first became interested in flying when she took her first ride in 1912 from Jimmy Ward. She took flying lessons at the Wright Flying School and soloed after 4 hrs of instruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-RL4Gu07J4 12 min video of the Stinson family
 

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