Rosella Bjornson is Canada’s first woman commercial airline jet aircraft pilot and Canada’s first woman airline captain.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton
Rosella Bjornson makes history by becoming Canada’s first woman airline jet aircraft pilot – April 1973.
The Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI), the Alberta Aviation Museum, and Elevate Aviation (an organization to promote women in aviation) invite you to come to learn about and celebrate the historic achievements of Capt. Rosella Bjornson and her contributions to the advancement of women in aviation. Capt. Bjornson is Canada’s first woman commercial airline jet aircraft pilot and first woman airline captain. She is also the first woman member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association (CALPA). She is a member of the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.
At the November 5 celebration, the Alberta Labour History Institute will be presenting excerpts from its new videos featuring Capt. Bjornson and her historic achievements and contributions. The videos, produced as part of ALHI’s project Moving Forward: Alberta Women and Work, are available on the ALHI website at albertalabourhistory.org/wordpress/moving-forward-alberta-women-and-work/rosella-bjornson.
Admission to the event is free. Please let us know by e-mail if you are planning to attend. The ALHI e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALHI’s project Moving Forward: Alberta Women and Work, is generously supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council and the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.