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training were DeLloyd Thompson and Chance Vought. There was a small "Opening Day" meet at Cicero on May 30th and Katherine was a "student passenger" with Lillie on a flight over Chicago, landing at Grant Park, then flying back to Cicero later. She flew her tests for a license on July 16th and was granted Certificate No. 148 on July 24, 1912, on a Lillie-Wright. 

Katherine continued her practice and went to Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri, with the school when it moved there about October 1st. She practiced there some in October then returned to her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the winter. [[strikethrough]] At [[/strikethrough]] By that time she had [[strikethrough]] forgotten about [[/strikethrough]]set music aside and was convinced she wanted to follow an aviation career. She did no exhibition flying in 1912 [[strikethrough]] because of her age [[/strikethrough]] and purposely waited until the 1913 season. 

In early May, 1913, the Stinson Aviation Company was formed at Hot Springs, Arkansas, to handle the legal, financial, and official matters of their aviation activities. Katherine was President, Abner Cook, Vice-President, and Emma Stinson, her mother, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Toward the end of May Katherine was back at the Lillie School, Chicago, resuming practice. In June she took delivery of a Wright [[strikethrough]] Model [[/strikethrough]] Type B plane for exhibition flying, and the well-known exhibition flight promotor, William Pickens, became her manager. After further practice at Cicero, July 12th she shipped her plane to Cincinnati, Ohio, for her first exhibition flying. There she flew from July 15th to 22nd at Coney Island Park with A. C. Beech. On August 21st to 23rd she flew at Columbus, Indiana; at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for a Home-coming Labor Day Celebration on September 1st; then shipped to Helena, Montana, where she flew September 24th to 27th. There she carried authorized mail for four days at the fairgrounds as an added attraction. 

From October 6th to 11th she was at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield with DeLloyd Thompson. October 28th she started a three-day engagement at Cinecue Park, El Paso, Texas, with Ralph McMillen, then went to Helena, Arkansas, for two days. From there she flew at Phoenix, Arizona, then at Beaumont Texas at a Fair the week ending November 22nd. Following this she flew at the Tulane football game at New 

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