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10 For The $10: Which SA Woman Should Appear on the $10 Bill? 

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Katherine Stinson (1891-1977)


At a time when flying a plane still seemed like a space-age novelty, Stinson was one of the nation’s most famous stunt pilots. Just the fourth American woman to earn her pilot’s license, Stinson and her family moved to San Antonio in 1913 to open a flight school. Stinson’s list of aviation “firsts” is astonishing: first woman to perform a “loop-the-loop” stunt, first person to fly in Japan, first person to fly at night, first woman commissioned as a mail carrier pilot. Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio is named for Stinson and her family.





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