Today In Aviation History – March 13, 1928 – Eileen Vollick

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March 13, 1928.  Eileen Vollick (2 August 1908 – 27 September 1968) became Canada’s first licensed female pilot. She was also the first Canadian woman to parachute into water.

In 1975, the First Canadian Chapter posthumously awarded Vollick with an Amelia Earhart Medallion. In 1976, the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of female pilots, and the Ontario Heritage Foundation held a ceremony to reveal a plaque at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport commemorating Vollick’s accomplishments. One of her instructors, Lennard Tripp was present at this ceremony.  On August 2, 2008 (what would have been her 100th birthday) the Eileen Vollick Terminal was named in her honor at the Wiarton-Keppel International Airport.

(details from Wikipedia [[Eileen Vollick]])