Rosella Bjornson grew from a tot on her father’s knee flying his Aeronca Champ to becoming the first female pilot for a commercial airline in North America. It wasn’t just a matter of becoming licensed.
Rosella faced numerous obstacles and changed the industry, ranging from being asked “if her seat belt was too tight” to working with Transport Canada to change the legislation so that women could fly up to six months of pregnancy.
Listen as she shares her wisdom, and be uplifted by her wonderful sense of humour and perspective!
In this episode Kendra speaks with Kathy Fox about her journey in aviation and all the places it has not only taken her, but where she has taken the industry!
When Kathy was just 20 years old, she became the first woman president of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, organizing teams to compete in France and China. She has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation Hall of Fame, in addition to numerous other prestigious accolades. Join us as Kathy takes us on her journey from skydiving to business executive!
Listen as we talk to six young women in Gander, NFLD who are finding their passion in the sky!
These women are all in different stages of obtaining their pilots license, ranging from private, commercial, multi and instructor ratings. We learn how the provincial government in Newfoundland is paying for full licences, as well as why these amazing and relatable women became inspired to pursue aviation, how they overcame obstacles, and why they love flying so much!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the story behind how Nav Canada privatized Canada’s airspace, how air traffic control is shifting, and the affect of COVID-19 on Canadian Airspace. We also discuss the qualities of leadership and how thinking outside of the box can transform everything.