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Suzi Duncan a Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor... a Real Example!

Suzi Duncan a Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor... a Real Example! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Suzi Duncan, creator of the Vision air hand control for pilots with lower limb disabilities, a Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor who herself has a disability. She is a pioneer in the world of disabled aviation and our inspiration.

Flying had always been a dream, as she thought that this wold represent the eptiome of Freedom. However Suzi thought this would be impossible because she had polio. One day in 1990 a friend asked her to come for a ride in his aeroplane... 

I strongly admire this kind of person!

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Emily Warner--The First Female Pilot Member of the Air Line Pilots Association

Emily Warner--The First Female Pilot Member of the Air Line Pilots Association | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Emily Howell was born on Oct. 30, 1939, and attended Holy Family High School in Colorado. She started flying in 1958; and after amassing her private, commercial, and flight instructor certificates, and instrument and multiengine ratings, she went to work for Clinton Aviation Company as a flight instructor. She rose to the positions of chief pilot, flight school manager, and FAA pilot examiner, racking up more than 7,000 hours of flight time in a period of less than 12 years.

Frontier Airlines hired Emily Howell in 1973; she flew the DHC-3 Twin Otter, CV 580, and B-737. After she flew a short stint with Continental Airlines, United Parcel Service hired her as a B-727 captain. In 1990, she quit UPS to work for the FAA as an aviation safety inspector. Capt. Warner is now the B-737 aircrew program manager for United Airlines.

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