On Top of the World

A 30 minute documentary about Pearl Carter Scott, the youngest pilot in American aviation history, who learned to fly at the age of 12!

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The daughter of a successful businessman in Marlow, Oklahoma, Pearl Carter Scott was a dedicated and proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She aspired until her passing in 2005, to do "whatever is necessary to help my fellow Chickasaws." Pearl served as a Community Health Representative, as well as a member of the Chickasaw Tribal legislature, where she served three terms and helped oversee tremendous growth in tribal operations and services.

She was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, the International Women's Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame and is a charter member of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.

In 1990, she was honored as Homecoming Queen and Guest of Honor for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Wylie Post's trip around the world.

27 min 56 sec
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