Famous aviator portrait unveiled at Okla. Capitol

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A portrait of one of the nation's youngest pilots and a former Chickasaw legislator has been unveiled at the Oklahoma Capitol.

The portrait of the late Pearl Carter Scott was unveiled Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The portrait by Oklahoma artist Christopher Nick was a gift of the Chickasaw Nation, Chickasaw Gov. Bill Anoatubby and former state Rep. Ray McCarter of Marlow.

Scott was born in December 1915 in Marlow. After learning to drive at the age of 12, she learned to fly at the age of 13 under legendary Oklahoma aviator Wiley Post. She became the youngest pilot in the U.S. with her first solo flight on September 12, 1929, and later became a stunt pilot.

Scott was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame.

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