|Photo # 10 -- Ruth Law, early
female pilot. On December 17, 1916, flew an aerial salute to
President Woodrow Wilson aboard his yacht Mayflower in New York
harbor. Magnesium flares and an electric sign spelled
"Liberty" on her plane's lower wing.
Internet viewer Paul Winslow writes: Peter Bowers
book "Curtiss Aircraft: 1907-1947" notes that Ruth Law had the Wright
control system installed on her Curtiss (Photo #10) because she learned to
fly in a Wright.
Photo courtesy June Sturgis, daughter-in-law of
early pilot Parker Brooks Sturgis