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.
was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame
honored with a memorial portrait
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 6:24 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 19, 2014 7:20 PM CST
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._A portrait of a Marlow native who made history as a teenage pilot nearly 100 years ago, was unveiled at the state capitol Wednesday.
Pearl Scott learned how to fly at the age of 13 from famed aviator Wiley Post and became the youngest pilot in United States history in 1929.
She may have earned her fame for what she did in the air, however, what her family is most proud of is what she did on the ground in working with the Chickasaw Nation.
Friends and family gathered in the Oklahoma State House Chamber to not only celebrate her
aviation career but to focus on what she
did after it.
Pearl Carter Scott
left mark on not only the Chickasaw Nation
and Marlow, but Oklahoma as a whole.
friends and family described her
first not as an aviator but as a selfless woman willing to do anything for anyone.
fell in love with aviation at the age of twelve but at nineteen she
would give it up.
was elected and served three terms in the Chickasaw legislature, during that time she
helped oversee tremendous growth in tribal operations and services.
Pearl Carter Scott is a member of the Oklahoma Aviation and Space hall of fame along with the Chickasaw Nation hall of fame.
Chris Nick--recently finished a portrait for the state capitol of Pearl Carter Scott
who was a young teenage Chickasaw aviator during the late 20s and early 30s.