February 14 Birthday. KATHERINE STINSON OTERO, HIGH FLYER
Katherine Stinson Otero, aviator
Feb. 14, 1891-July 8, 1977
Katherine Stinson Otero, High Flyer by Neila Skinner Petrick, illustrated by Daggi Wallace (Pelican, 2006)
flyer, indeed. Stinson was the fourth woman in the U.S. to earn a
pilot’s license and performed throughout the world. But when she was
denied permission to fly for the armed services in WWI, she raised money
for the effort by flying in exhibitions.
The New Mexico Centennial posts a bio of Stinson on their site.