Flight Path Museum Speaker Series Presents”Aviatrix” a Documentary Screening of the First Chinese American Female Pilot Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, August 22, 2017
|Flight Path Museum will host a screening of the documentary “Aviatrix” The Story of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung with Director Ed Moy at 10 am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Katherine was regarded as one of the first Chinese women to become a licensed pilot in the United States. Moy will introduce his documentary, the screening lasts 40 minutes and a Q & A session will follow.
As a teenager Katherine fell in love with flying when she immigrated to America. She dreamt of becoming a pilot but had to defy both racial and gender prejudices of the 1930’s to earn her license. She joined the Ninety-Nines, an all-women pilot’s club whose members include legend Amelia Earhart and lived her dream of becoming a daredevil stunt pilot performing at air shows and competing in air races.
The Beijing Air Force Aviation Museum proclaimed her “China’s Amelia Earhart” and opened an exhibit to commemorate her. Women in Aviation International inducted her into their Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum enshrined her as America’s first Asian aviatrix.
Flight Path Museum also recognized her milestones in aviation and she is one of only 51 people to have a bronze plaque embedded in the Flight Path Walk of Fame.
This program will begin promptly at 10 am at the Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles 90045. Free admission and parking.