A quote from Katherine Stinson

Katherine Stinson

“When I began to talk about flying, she already had confidence in me. My mother never warned me not to do this or that for fear of being hurt. Of course I got hurt, but I was never afraid.”

– Katherine Stinson, who wanted to be a piano player, but to make money for lessons, she earned a pilot’s certificate, which she was going to use to teach others to fly. But she fell in love with flying and decided to become an aviator instead. Amongst her accomplishments, she became the first woman in the U.S. to deliver airmail in 1918 at the age of 27.

Sources: Photograph taken circa 1910 – Bain News Service, Publisher. Katherine Stinson and her aeroplane. [Between Ca. 1910 and 1915] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2014698246/>.