On August 15, 2017 the Canadian Ninety-Nines issued a stamp commemorating the achievement of Captain Melissa Haney who, in 2016, became Air Inuit's first Inuk female captain.
Captain Haney flies a Dash 8 Combi-300 carrying passengers and cargo, often through challenging weather conditions, to remote communities in Canada's north.
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Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer.
The most improbable hands to ever handle the controls of an airplane belong to Niloofar Rahmani.
She was born in Afghanistan just as the Soviet Union was departing her country as the repressive Taliban became dominant. A captain in the Afghan Air Force, she was the first woman in the country's history to become a pilot. Rahmani spoke at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring on January 23 - 26.