The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is reminding everyone that the nomination period for the Stinson Trophy is open through November 30, 2020. The award recognizes a living person for an outstanding and enduring contribution to the role of women in the field of aviation, aeronautics, space, or related sciences.
The Stinson Trophy was created in 1997 by the National Aviation Club (now part of NAA) to honor the accomplishments of two sisters, Katherine and Marjorie Stinson. These sisters were among the first 11 American women to be certified as airplane pilots through the Aero Club of America (the predecessor of NAA). Their flying school helped numerous U.S. and foreign pilots to earn their Aero Club licenses, the precursor to FAA pilot certificates.
Part of NAA’s mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the “art, sport, and science of aviation and space flight in the United States.” NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space.
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