ninety nine emblemIn NetLetter #1444 we published details of the commemorative stamps issued by the East Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines in order to celebrate Canadian women pilots representing various flying careers. 

tmb judy cameron stampHere we have another stamp commemorating Judy Cameron who, in 1978, was the first female pilot hired by Air Canada.  She later became Air Canada's first female Captain on the Boeing 767 in 2006 and the Boeing 777 in 2010. The stamp was issued in 2016.

During her 40 years flying career, Judy logged over 23,000 hours in the DC-3, Twin Otter, Hawker Siddeley 748, DC-9, Lockheed L-1011, Airbus A320, Boeing 767 and 777.


Soon, 15-year-old Kensie Hewson won't need a driver's licence to explore the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

Since she was 13 years old she has had her eye on the sky. Since then she has logged about 65 hours in the air and now, just a few days shy of her 16th birthday, she is about to receive her Recreational Pilot Permit.

"So she went up for this flight and when she landed she was vibrating and she was just like, 'This is what I want to do', said Melissa Brown, Kensie's mom.

"Frankly she is quite accomplished; she is skilled she's got a great aptitude. She qualifies for the private pilot's licence in many categories, but because she doesn't have the age requirement she can't take that test yet. But in terms of the flying skill and experience, she could be a private pilot today."


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