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Gives Poster to Museum

Hornell Aviatrix Presented Medal

Washington (GNS)-Evidence that she was among the world's earliest aviators was presented to the National Air Museum here yesterday by Mrs. Blanche Stuart Scott of Hornell.
 
Mrs. Scott, native Rochesterian, was active on radio work in that city for many years. She now conducts a radio program over Station WLEA, Hornell.

Mrs. Scott presented Paul E. Garber, head curator of the air museum, with a poster advertising a barnstorming group with which she flew as an exhibition or "stunt" pilot in 1914.

She claims she was the first American woman to fly a plane alone, taking one aloft in 1910 after having been taught to fly by Glenn H. Curtiss at his flying school at Hammondsport on Keuka Lake.

The presentation yesterday afternoon ended a three day program in which the National Aeronautics Association honored international air pioneers.

Mrs. Scott and three other pilots were entered yesterday noon at a luncheon given by the Nines" international organization district unit of the "Ninety of women flyers.

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AVIATION PIONEER HONORED - Mrs. Blanche Stuart Scott, one of aviation's pioneers who first soloed in 1910, holds the medal presented to her by the International Air Pioneers at Washington. She was one of several of the "early birds" of aviation that were honored by the group. (AP Wirephoto)


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