Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy Awarded to Lt Col Christine Mau

Lt Col Christine Mau was awarded the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy at the NAA April Luncheon on April 20, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Lt Col Mau was recognized for “…dedicating over 19 years as an Air Force officer, imparting her wisdom and knowledge to a wide spectrum of Americans interested in aeronautics, and blazing a path for women in aviation.”

The Stinson Trophy was created in 1997 by NAA to honor the accomplishments of two sisters – Katherine and Marjorie Stinson. These sisters were among the first 11 American women to be certified as airplane pilots through the Aero Club of America (the predecessor of NAA). Their flying school helped numerous U.S. and foreign pilots to earn their Aero Club licenses, the precursor to FAA pilot certificates.

The trophy recognizes a living person for “…an outstanding and enduring contribution to the role of women in the field of aviation, aeronautics, space, or related sciences.”