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Emily Howell Warner (October 30, 1939 – July 3, 2020) was an American airline pilot. She the first woman captain of a scheduled US airline. She was born in Denver, Colorado.

In 1973, Warner was the first woman pilot to be hired by a scheduled US airline since Helen Richey was hired as a co-pilot in 1934.[1][2] In 1976 Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain.[3][4]

Biography

She was honored into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame.[5][6] Her pilot’s uniform is on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.[7]

Warner was a flight school manager in Denver, Colorado. She flew more than 21,000 flight hours and performed more than 3,000 check rides and evaluations over her career.[8]

Warner died in 2020 from problems caused by a fall and Alzheimer's disease in Littleton, Colorado at the age of 80.[9][10]

References

  1. Brady, Tim (2000). The American Aviation Experience: A History. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 9780809323715 . https://books.google.com/books?id=7ccymjJZxLcC. 
  2. Douglas, Deborah G. (2004). American Women and Flight Since 1940. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813126258 . https://books.google.com/books?id=c89LN66l9M4C. 
  3. Cochrane, D.; Ramirez, P.. "Women in Aviation and Space History, Emily Howell Warner". America by Air. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/women-in-aviation/Warner.cfm. 
  4. Borstelmann, Thomas (2011). The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400839704 . http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9542.html. 
  5. Dobbin, Ben (5 October 2002). "1st Female Makes Hall of Fame". Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2002/1st-Female-Makes-Hall-of-Fame/id-92b9a722f52eeb2ae1b2e20929df0e2f. 
  6. "Emily Howell Warner". National Women's Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20131004105340/http://www.greatwomen.org/women-of-the-hall/search-the-hall/details/2/193-Warner. 
  7. "Howell-Warner: 1st woman to be hired as a pilot by major U.S. airline". AV8TR Newsletter. 17 January 2014. https://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Aviation-Resources-for-Youth/AOPA-AV8RS/AV8RS-Newsletter/AV8RS-Articles/2014/February/Emily-Howell-Warner.aspx. 
  8. Wise, Rick; Witvliet, Jolanda (June–July 2000). "Emily Warner, The First Female Pilot Member of the Air Line Pilots Association". Air Line Pilot. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. https://web.archive.org/web/20140315033626/http://cf.alpa.org/internet/alp/2000/jun00p29.htm. 
  9. Roberts, Sam (July 17, 2020). "Emily Howell Warner, Who Broke a Sky-High Glass Ceiling, Dies at 80". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/emily-howell-warner-dead.html. Retrieved July 18, 2020. 
  10. "Saddened to hear news of recent passing of Capt. Emily Warner.". 6 July 2020. https://twitter.com/IATA/status/1280208212621475841. Retrieved 6 July 2020.