Sen. Scott Celebrates 2nd Annual Oklahoma Women In Aviation & Aerospace Day In Tulsa

Sen. Paul Scott joined nearly 400 aviation and aerospace professionals and students last Thursday in Tulsa to celebrate the 2nd annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day.

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission partnered with the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association, the Tulsa Airport Authority Trust, and BizJet International to host the special event at the Tulsa International Airport in the BizJet hangar.

In 2017, Sen. Scott authored and the legislature approved Senate Bill 230 to officially recognize the contribution of Oklahoma women in the State’s aviation and aerospace industry. Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day (OK WIAA) is now recognized annually on December 9 in honor of Pearl Carter Scott.“Women have played such an important role in the history of our state and nation’s aviation and aerospace industries,” said Scott, R-Duncan. “I’m so pleased to see their hard work and dedication finally being recognized and celebrated. Hopefully, this special event will help encourage our young women to pursue degrees and careers in these ever-growing industries.”

Pearl Carter Scott was born December 9, 1915 in Marlow, and learned to fly at the age of 13 under legendary aviator Wiley Post. She became the youngest pilot in the United States with her first solo flight on September 12, 1929.

 

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