Stinson Airport Murals

Pioneers of the Sky celebrates the achievements of women in aviation with portraits of trail blazers Katherine and Marjorie Stinson, who, with their brother Eddie, opened the Stinson School of Flying in 1915. Katherine and Marjorie were stunt and endurance pilots, educators, and the first women to fly for the postal service and US Aviation Reserve Corps, respectively. Historical aircrafts illustrate what was used at the time, and the tremendous gains made in aeronautics. Young girls with eyes to the sky represent the continued and future inspirations and accomplishments of women in aviation.

The artist team was led by Andy and Yvette Benavides of SMART, and created by San Antonio artists Joe De La Cruz, Chris Montoya, and Jose Cosme, and painter Gary Gomez, with input from John Tosh and Sebastian St. Cloud from the Texas Air Museum.