Marjorie Stinson Takes Off

August 12, 1914 Marjorie Stinson became the ninth American woman licensed to fly, following her sister Katherine, the fourth to gain her license. Flying became a whole family affair when the Stinsons moved to San Antonio, Texas and opened a flying school with their brother as chief mechanic and mother as business manager. Marjorie’s strict teaching style earned her the nickname “The Flying Schoolmarm.”