Final Flights

Aviation International News » February 2009
January 30, 2009, 6:50 AM

John Winant, 85, former president of the National Business Aviation Association, died on January 13 at his home in Williamstown, Mass.

Nancy Bird-Walton, 93, one of the world’s most famous pioneer female pilots, died on January 15 in Sydney, Australia. Bird-Walton was the first Australian woman to fly a commercial aircraft and was the founder of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association. Last October, Qantas named its first delivered A380 after her in recognition of her contributions to aviation. Her January 21 state funeral in Australia was attended by numerous dignitaries, including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X