Air Canada marked International Women's Day 2021 by celebrating the contributions and achievements of its women employees.

Four Air Canada women in non-traditional aviation careers share how they pivoted, then navigated with flexibility and resilience the ever-changing events related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a year like no other. The airline also championed the next generation of women aviators as it announced four winners in the second year of the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship.

Full story at the Air Canada Media Room


Raymonde de Laroche (August 22, 1882 – July 18, 1919) was a French pilot, thought to be the first woman to pilot a plane.

tmb de larocheShe became the world's first licensed female pilot on 8 March 1910. She received the 36th aeroplane pilot's license issued by the Aeroclub de France, the world's first organization to issue pilot licenses.

At the time, pilot licenses were only required for pilots operating aircraft for commercial purposes.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymonde_de_Laroche

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