Katherine Stinson's Laird Biplane at the Tri-State Fair, October 1916

Summary

Katherine Stinson flew this biplane, designed by Emil "Matty" Laird, at Memphis, Tennessee, in October 1916. Stinson was only the fourth American woman to earn a pilot's license, and she consistently dazzled spectators with her skilled stunt flying. Though in her 20s, the petite Stinson looked even younger. The press took to calling her the "Flying Schoolgirl."

Katherine Stinson flew this biplane, designed by Emil "Matty" Laird, at Memphis, Tennessee, in October 1916. Stinson was only the fourth American woman to earn a pilot's license, and she consistently dazzled spectators with her skilled stunt flying. Though in her 20s, the petite Stinson looked even younger. The press took to calling her the "Flying Schoolgirl."

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.75 in

Width: 4.5 in

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