Toronto Aviation History - Women in Aviation - Photo Gallery

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Amelia Earhart seated in a Stearman-Hammond Model Y Airplane c.1936


Captain Catherine Cabot now serving in the Air Force


Model of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B


Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B


Toronto's Marion Orr in ATA Service during WWII


Hella Comat - Canadian Aerobatic Pilot


Margaret Dunseith
played an important role in the history of Toronto Island Airport (now Billy Bishop Airport) and was a pioneer for Canadian women in aviation.


The Original Toronto Island Airport Control Tower where Margaret Dunseith worked


Dini Petty
CKEY Hughes 300 Helicopter Pilot


Operation Skywatch Pilots
Pollution detection program


Dorothy Rungeling, “Canada’s Flying Housewife“
First Canadian 99s


WWII Women aircraft assembly workers inspecting an aileron hinge on a BT-13 Valiant


Margaret Littlewood, the only woman instructor in the BCATP, shown at her link trainer desk 1943-44
Photo Courtesy Ted Barris -
Behind the Glory


Canadian Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar- First Canadian woman in space


Elsie MacGill - The World's First Woman Aeronautical Engineer


Miss Harriet Quimby 1875 - 1912 in her plum coloured flying suit
Harriet Quimby - Wikipedia


Canada's first licensed female pilot on 13 March 1928. She was also the first Canadian woman to parachute into water.


Eileen Vollick Plaque at Hamilton Airport


Amelia Earhart as a nursing assistant in a military hospital Toronto Canada 1918


Amelia Earhart at the Controls of her Lockheed Electra 10E


Author Danielle Metcalfe - Chenail at the Alberta Aviation Museum for the launch of her latest book - Polar Winds October 2014

Nicole Saulnier Co- Owner of Georgian Bay Airways


Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette


Commander Eileen Collins The First Woman to Command The Space Shuttle