Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 93

“Blanche Stuart Scott was the first American woman to make a solo flight. She got into aviation in 1910 by the odd route of driving an Overland car from New York to San Francisco, which purpose was to demonstrate that long distance motoring was so easy even a woman could do it! Impressed by the publicity she received, the manager of the Curtiss exhibition company persuaded her to take flying lessons so that she could appear at air shows with the Curtiss troupe!”

1) Upon crossing the LAX VOR068” radial, turn RIGHT towards “PALOS VERDE POINT

2) When aligned off the extended centerline of ZAMPERINI field's runway 29R, turn LEFT and overfly the field

“For the most part, it was firmly believed that a woman's place was on the ground. Any air accident involving a woman pilot would set aviation back for years, was the underlying aviation imposed threat. Glenn Curtiss, who himself believed this, got himself talked into teaching Blanche Stuart Scott to fly! She was his first and the last woman he agreed to teach!”

3) Go to AirLeg 89

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