Blanche Scott Gets Up And Goes

February 18, 1912 Blanche Scott, the “Tomboy of the Air” flew in an outlaw airshow in Oakland, California. Billed as the “most famous aviatrix in the world,” Scott was paid $5000 for the six day event. Although credit is sometimes officially awarded to Bessica Raiche, in 1910 Scott had been the first American woman to fly an airplane. That year she was also one of the first women to drive a car cross-country, traveling from New York to San Francisco.