Alberta Aviation Museum Celebrates Women March 10th

Women and girls get in FREE to the Alberta Aviation Museum on Sunday, March 10th as part of Women in Aviation week. Doors open at 10 a.m.

Come  learn a little history and get inspired to become a part of Canada’s aviation future through these speakers and tours!

11 a.m
.  Women in Aviation (Polaris chapter) member will speak about getting her private pilot’s licence and her experiences in the sky
Noon:  author and historian Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail will share highlights of Canadian women’s achievements in the air and on the ground
1:30 p.m. Tour of Edmonton Flying Club
2:45 p.m. Rayanne Hoffman, Westjet Captain, will speaks about her journey to the pilot’s seat
3:00-4:00 p.m.  The museum’s 737 will be open for public tours (and women get priority!)
From the start, women have been a part of Alberta’s aviation industry:
  • Katherine Stinson: aerobatic demonstrations in 1916
  • Eileen Vollick: First Canadian woman pilot
  • Vi Milstead: First woman bush pilot
  • Rosella Bjornson: First female jet captain in Canada and first female pilot hired by a Canadian airline
  •  Beyond the cockpit, women have been maintenance engineers, aircraft builders and servicers and held key high technology positions since the Second World War.

 

Media contact:

Jean Lauzon (780-451-1175)

Assistant Executive Director

AlbertaAviationMuseum

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