Applications Now Open For Third Year Of The Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship Sponsored By Air Canada

  • The airline commits to providing support for an additional three years

MontrealAnd November 1, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ — Air Canada today announced the opening of the application process for its third annual Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship, which was established in honor of the airline’s first female pilot to help the next generation of women follow its pioneering footsteps. The scholarship is awarded jointly with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.

air Canada It also announced that it will support this important initiative for another three years.

“As the aviation industry continues to rebuild, we remain committed to nurturing the next generation of young women pursuing dreams of flying in non-traditional careers. Over the past two years, Captain Judy Cameron The scholarship has helped seven talented and bright young women to pursue their dreams in our industry and we look forward to selecting the next winners. We’re also thrilled to be able to lend our support for this scholarship for an additional three years, said Ariel Melol Fischler, Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Public Affairs at Air Canada. “The many qualified and capable women who fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world, the skilled engineers who maintain them, as well as the women working in specialized and multidisciplinary flight operations. The sky truly is Air Canada’s limit for all qualified people.”

“It was great to be able to personally congratulate the 2021 Captain Judy Cameron Air Canada Scholarship recipients at the Northern Lights Aero Foundation Award Ceremony on October 16. These four young women demonstrated a passion for aviation and a willingness to mentor and support others. With the help of the Air Canada Scholarship, they will do things Equally impressive were the videos from our 2020 recipients, who have made significant progress as they continue their professional journeys. Thank you to Air Canada for helping them realize their dreams. I am delighted that this scholarship will continue for an additional three years, demonstrating Air Canada’s commitment Strong with diversity and inclusion in aviation, I look forward to meeting the 2022 beneficiaries, “Captain Judy Cameron She said.

“I would like to thank Air Canada and Captain Judy Cameron To allow me to get the scholarship. It gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful women from all over the world Canada in aviation and space. I am so grateful to the captain Judy Cameron To pave the way in the industry for young women like me.” Urge Ali.

“I am infinitely honored to receive this Air Canada Captain Judy Cameron scholarship because it helped me achieve my Multi IFR training which by completing it gave me a job opportunity to be a forest exploration pilot. From April to September I flew in a Cessna 182 retractable plane and was able to discover new places and airports Stunning views and of course some fires.Between April and September.Thank you very much Air Canada,Captain Judy Cameron and to the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.” Kahina Ganyon.

Hear from last year’s other winners, Winnie is And Caitlin L, talk about how the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship helped advance their dreams in aviation.

You can learn more about the 2021 winners in this video.

Judy Cameron She became the first female pilot to be hired by Air Canada, Canada The largest airline in April 1978 At the age of 23. She was the first woman to graduate from her Selkirk College Aviation Technology Program in 1975. Throughout her 40-year aviation career and more than 23,000 hours, she has flown the DC-3, Twin Otter, Hawker Siddeley 748, DC-9, Lockheed 1011, Airbus 320, Boeing 767, and Boeing 777 aircraft to ends of the world. She became a captain in 1997 and in 2010 she became the first female captain in the Canada For the Boeing 777, the largest aircraft in the Air Canada fleet. Retired in 2015, she was awarded the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights in the Flight Operations category that year, and in 2016 was selected by the 99s (International Organization of Pilots) to be on their Canadian postage stamp.

In 2019, Air Canada committed to giving it $20,000 per year for three years towards the captain Judy Cameron scholarship, and today she has recommitted to support it for an additional three years. This scholarship is aimed at young women who are pursuing a career as commercial pilots or aircraft maintenance engineers who may not have the financial resources to do so.

Applications for the scholarship are open and will be accepted until November 30, 2021. It will be open to all Canadian women who have been accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary aviation program or aircraft repair and maintenance program. Those who have been selected for a scholarship will be notified by February 7 2022.

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air Canada He is Canada The largest domestic and international airline, and in 2019 it was among the 20 largest airlines in the world. that it Canada Flagbearer and founding member of star allianceThe world’s most comprehensive air transport network. air Canada It is the only international telecom company in North Amarica It has a four-star rating according to the independent British research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North Amarica For the second year in a row. in a January 2021Air Canada has achieved APEX Diamond Status for the Air Canada CleanCare+ Biosafety Program for the management of COVID-19, and is the only airline in Canada To achieve the highest APEX rating. air Canada Also committed to achieving the goal of net zero emissions from all global operations by 2050. For more information visit: Follow Air Canada at Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.


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