Tuesday, August 14, 2012

19 Aug: Celebrate National Aviation Day With Famed Chickasaw Female Pilot

From the Chickasaw Nation website: Celebrate National Aviation Day With Famed Chickasaw Female Pilot

Ada, OK - On Aug. 19, Americans will recognize the trailblazers of flight on National Aviation Day, a day to celebrate the history and development of aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.
Among those early courageous pilots was a Chickasaw woman named Pearl Carter Scott. She earned her pilot's license at the tender age of 13 in 1928. By 14, she was flying her father to business appointments and wowing air show audiences with her aerobatic maneuvers all over Oklahoma.

The film "Pearl" produced by The Chickasaw Nation, chronicles those early years in her life. It has garnered many accolades from audiences and film industry insiders. "Pearl" was named the best overall film and best Native American film at the 2010 Trail Dance Film Festival, and was named a "Heartland Film Festival" official selection.

The Dove Foundation awarded "Pearl" four "Doves," giving the film its "Family-Approved Seal" for all ages.
The movie was filmed in Oklahoma City, El Reno, and several locations around historic Guthrie.
"Pearl" features several Chickasaw cast members including: Paden Brown, a Byng (Okla.) High School student, who plays Arnetta, Pearl's little sister; Pauline Brown, Chickasaw elder and culture preservationist, who portrays Widow Harjo; and Paulina Gee, daughter of Chickasaw Nation Deputy Attorney General Debra Gee.
In honor of National Aviation Day, The Chickasaw Nation is offering the DVD for $12 and blu-ray at $16 - both 20% off regular purchase price from Aug. 17-24.
For more information on the film and to order a copy of "Pearl" on DVD or Blu Ray, visit www.PearlTheMovie.net and click on the "Purchase Pearl DVD" button. Copies also are available at  the Chickasaw Outpost located at 132 W. Main inside the McSwain Theater in Ada.

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