She learned to fly under the tutelage of Wiley Post and became the youngest pilot in America

In 1929, Eula Scott became the youngest pilot in the United States. She was born in 1915 and has soared to great heights throughout her life.

Under the tutelage of Wiley Post, Scott learned how to fly. She even worked as a stunt pilot for many years of her life, until ending her career to focus on her children and her family.

As Eula focused on her family, she began a second career working for the Chickasaw Nation as one of the tribe’s first community health representatives. In 1983, she was elected and served three terms in the Chickasaw legislature. Her life epitomizes equality and independence, two traits that resonate highly in the Chickasaw Nation.

She has been featured in several texts, highlighting her skills in aviation both as a woman and as a Chickasaw.

Accomplishments

  • Inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the International Women’s Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame
  • Charter member of the National Museum of American Indian at the Smithsonian
  • "Pearl" is an award-winning film, produced by The Chickasaw Nation, that tells the true story of Eula "Pearl" Carter Scott