In honour of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, the museum is proud to post images of our Curtiss Stinson Special.

Katherine Stinson was an American aviatrix who thrilled thousands, and made tour stops in Alberta in 1917 and 1918. During her second trip she made a special flight, carrying mail from Calgary to Edmonton, the first airmail flight in Canada.

The museum’s replica Stinson Special was built by volunteers over a four-year period, taking more than 20 thousand hours of construction. It was rolled out in 2006.

For more details on the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week celebration can be found here.