The world of aviation, says goodbye to Emily Warner. Departure of a key figure who, after overcoming multiple adversities, he managed to become the first woman pilot of a scheduled airline in the united States. “She was a true pioneer and leader in the movement #womeninaviation”, underlines IATA.
According to reports The NationalAviation Hall of Fame, Warner was born October 30, 1939 in Denver (Colorado). After performing several jobs that had nothing to do with aviation, a flight aboard a plane from the fleet of Frontier sparked in her a passion until then hidden.
After this experience, and animated by one of the pilots of that flight, he began to receive lessons in the flight school. A year later he already had his pilot’s license. In 1960 he became an instructor of flight and soon was promoted to manager of the flight school and pilot head, reaching 7,000 hours in the air. In 1967 he was appointed examiner pilot for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Despite his experience, the aviation industry was not ready for a woman to take the controls of a passenger plane. After seven years of trying, managed to convince Frontier after successfully passing a test much tougher than those required of men. This is how in 1973 Emily made history. Her first flight as co-pilot was on the 1st of August 1974. Two years later, she became the first woman captain.
When Frontier Airlines became a Peoples Express in 1986, Emily was hired by Continental Airlines, where he commanded the first flight crew only formed by women. In 1988, he left Continental and became part of UPS, where he remained until his retirement in 1990. After spent 12 years in the FAA.