Stinson Air Field is named after one of the great pioneers in aviation history: the “Flying Schoolgirl”, Katherine Stinson.
The fourth woman to ever earn a pilot’s license, Katherine flew in stunt planes, including planes she built herself, for crowds around the world. During WWI, she applied to train as a military pilot, but her application was rejected on account of her sex. Katherine served as an ambulance driver in France until the war’s end when she returned to America and continued her career in aviation as the first commissioned mail pilot.
The Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field maintains a significant collection of aircraft that illustrate changes in aviation technology across more than a century of development.
Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field