Trophy, Amelia Earhart, World Flight, Katherine Stinson Award


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This trophy was originally intended to be awarded by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation to Amelia Earhart in 1938 after her around the world flight. After Amelia Earhart's plane was lost, the trophy was given to an Amelia Earhart American Legion Post in California. The National Aviation Club resurrected the trophy in 1996 and awards the trophy, in honor of the Stinson sisters, annually for women's achievement in aviation or space. The Stinson sisters, Katherine and Marjorie, taught people how to fly in their mother's flying school in San Antonio, Texas beginning in 1912. Katherine Stinson was the 4th woman in the United States to obtain a pilot's license. The Stinson sisters trained pilots in World War I.

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Physical Description

Pewter sculpture of Roman God Mercury holding aloft a Lockheed Electra.

Credit Line

Donated by the American Legion Post #678

Country of Origin

United States of America




3-D: 76.2 x 19.1cm (30 x 7 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum