|Rosella Marie Bjornson|
13 July 1947|
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Rosella Marie Bjornson (born July 13, 1947 in Lethbridge, Alberta) is a retired Canadian airline pilot, who holds the distinction of being the first female pilot for a commercial airline in North America and the first woman member of the Canadian Airline Pilots Association.
She first learned to fly at the Air West Flight School in Lethbridge, as a birthday gift from her parents in July 1964. She went on to become an instructor at the Flying Club in Winnipeg.
In 2014, Bjornson was honored with a commemorative postage stamp.
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