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"She really had a heart for flying," says Roy Price, the instructor with whom she flew on July 13, 1964. He is 81 and gave lessons to hundreds of students over 43 years, but Bjornson stood out. "She was really gung ho, and being an airline pilot was all she ever talked about.
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a groundbreaking career that is being celebrated tomorrow with the release of a commemorative postage stamp by the East Canada Chapter of the Ninety Nines, an international organization of women pilots. at the Air West Flight School in Lethbridge, where Bjornson took her first flying lesson, a birthday present from her parents, 50 years ago to the day.
Married 37 years to a fellow commercial airline pilot, Bjornson was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1997, and currently serves as its secretary treasurer and executive director. She was also inducted into the Women in Aviation International Hall of Fame in 2004, and is currently being recognized in a display honouring women's work achievements by the Alberta Labour History Institute.
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"I want young women to realize they have opportunities, and I want to encourage them to pursue a career that will help them achieve their full potential and provide a degree of independence," Bjornson says. "I hope they sort of see me as an example and say, 'If she can do it, I can do it, too.' "WHERE TO GET A ROSELLA BJORNSON STAMP
"There were always a lot of women pilots, but before 1973 the airlines had a closed door policy when it came to hiring them," Bjornson says. "A lot of people considered it a breakthrough, but I considered myself to be fortunate to be in the right place with the right qualifications at the right time.
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A postage stamp honouring Rosella Bjornson is being issued on Sunday by the East Canada Section of the Ninety Nines, an international organization of women pilots.
Over the course of her career she flew for five different airlines and accumulated more than 18,000 hours on the flight deck, and was the first woman among 2,800 males in Adidas Neo City Racer Navy Silver the Canadian Airline Pilots Association.
"I just wanted to fly."
"I was just glad to be a very tiny part of it."
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Now retired for 10 years, Bjornson went on to become the first Canadian woman to achieve the rank of captain when she was promoted by Canadian Airlines International in 1990, a position she also later held with Air Canada. She was flying Boeing 737s for Zip, a short lived discount carrier, when she retired in 2004.
The stamps can be used as regular postage for letter within Canada, and feature Rosella as a newly hired first officer and later as a captain with Canadian Airlines International.
Rosella Bjornson, Canada's first female airline pilot discusses her groundbreaking career.
century old Cessna 170 is parked in the garage.
On clear days, when she feels the yearning, she occasionally rolls out the aircraft, climbs into the cockpit and takes off. To where, it doesn't matter.
"My Dad had a plane on his farm and I grew up thinking that riding in it was as routine as riding in a car," says Bjornson, who turns 67 on Sunday, looking out over her property across from the landing strip at the Twin Island Air Park in Strathcona County. "As a kid, any time anybody ever asked me, I would tell them I wanted to be an airline pilot."
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