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Celebrating Betty Stuart Scott

The first woman to fly a plane
Scott in her biplane circa 1910-1914
By Unknown author – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division
Scott in her biplane circa 1910-1914

March is Women’s History Month. In celebration of the women who have changed the world, The Coyote Caller will profile them throughout this month.

Today’s profile is Blanche “Betty” Stuart Scott, the first woman to fly a plane in 1910.

Born on  April 8, 1885, in Rochester, New York, Scott loved the outdoors and was always considered to be an explorer. During her youth, she attended Misses School for Girls, Howard Seminary and then later attended Fort Edward College. 

However, before Scott fell in love with flying, she first was into the automobile. Before she was famous for flying, she was known as “Lady Overland,” because she was the second woman to make a transcontinental trip across America. After many road trips, Scott was recommended to fly a plane. 

Scott’s first impressions of flying weren’t always great. In fact, she thought that it was ridiculous for people to fly planes and didn’t think she would ever fly.  But later she became eager to fly and was sent to be trained under Glenn Curtiss on how to properly fly.   

On September 6, 1910, Scott would become the first American woman ever to fly a plane, flying after a gust of wind that lifted the plane’s altitude to 40 feet above the ground.  

Scott’s contributions to society would never be forgotten, and for that, she will always be remembered as one of America’s greatest pioneer pilots. 

Sources and information used :

 https://www.faa.gov>history>pioneers>media

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