Katherine Stinson was known as the “Flying Schoolgirl” and was the fourth woman in the United States to receive her pilot’s license.
It’s the city’s secondary airport — a “reliever,” in industry parlance — but Stinson Municipal Airport also was San Antonio’s first. In fact, it’s the nation’s second-oldest continuously operating airport, after Maryland’s College Park Airport, opened in 1909 as the Wright brothers’ military demonstration site.
- Published: Saturday, 23 May 2015
- Category: San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace History