See the latest information on how CAE is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


CAE Women in Flight

Inspiring the next generation of female pilots.
Meet our ambassadors
View our ambassadors
American Airlines
Alicia Hunt
United States of America
Discover more
Bisma Petafi
United Kingdom
Discover more
Cindy Wong
Discover more
Daniela Saucedo
Discover more
Lauren Beam
United States of America
Discover more

Meet our CAE Women in Flight Ambassadors – Air Canada

Are you our next CAE Women in Flight Ambassador – Air Canada?
Apply now for the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship!
Apply Now
Air Canada
Kyra Jarvis
Nova Scotia, Canada
Discover more
Air Canada
Meera Bissonauth
Ontario, Canada
Discover more
Air Canada
Mia Cochran
Ontario, Canada
Discover more
Air Canada
Jaime Hanson
Alberta, Canada
Discover more
Air Canada
Ashley Gellatly
Cargill, Ontario
Air Canada
Chloe Muhl
Grimsby, Ontario
Air Canada
Nyssa Hansen
Delta, British Columbia
Air Canada
Trisha Virdee
Innisfil, Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Women In Flight all about?
But what does a variety of scholarships mean?

We’ve partnered with airlines across the globe, each offering different opportunities. For example, one airline might offer partial funding for training, and another full funding, some include an employment opportunity. It all depends on what is offered in your region of eligibility.

How do I sign up and what requirements do I need?
Ok, so how is an Ambassador selected?
What are you looking for?
What is expected of me if I become an Ambassador?
Not Just Amelia: Other Famous Women Pilots
Amelia Earhart is probably the most popular and most recognizable name in aviation history, not to mention female history. But there are many more women, who have paved the way. Learn about the women who helped break barriers and went for the clouds.

Captain Judy Cameron

Judy Cameron has been breaking barriers since she became the first female graduate of Selkirk College – and she was only getting started.

In 1978, she became the first woman to fly for Air Canada. At the age of 23, she was only the second woman to fly for a Canadian commercial airline. Later, she became the first Canadian female captain of the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777.

In 2015, Judy Cameron was awarded the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award. She retired shortly thereafter following an exemplary37-year career with Air Canada.

In honour of Judy Cameron, Air Canada started a scholarship to foster the next generation of women pilots.

Learn about the scholarship
Lynn Rippelmeyer

As a first officer for Seaboard Airlines from 1980–1981, Lynn Rippelmeyer is best known as the first woman to pilot the Boeing 747. But did you know that in 1977, she was also part of the first all-female crew of a scheduled flight in the United States? Lynn started her aviation career as a TWA flight attendant in 1972, but becoming a pilot was her ultimate goal! This all-star pilot accomplished many firsts throughout her career and as a result, has been honoured for her achievements with her uniforms on exhibit in museums like the Smithsonian.

Shaesta Waiz

In 2017, Shaesta became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, visiting five continents and 22 countries. She took on this mission to in¬spire other women to pursue careers in the sci¬ence, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. And inspire she did. Truly passionate about inspiring the next generation, Shaesta founded Dreams Soar, a non-profit organization running outreach programs and funding scholarships to encourage girls and women to enter aviation and STEM careers.

Emily Howell Warner

Being the first often means having to work hard to defy the odds. Emily Howell Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain. Warner served as a first officer for Frontier Airlines, a position the former flight school instructor and single mom worked very hard to achieve. Warner earned her wings in 1973 after watching many of her male students from the Clinton Aviation Academy graduate and easily secure jobs with commercial airlines. When Warner was hired in 1973, there were no other women working as pilots for the major commercial airlines. She challenged the status quo and fostered measurable change. Just five years after she got her first pilot job, there were some 300 women flying as commercial pilots in the United States.

Anny Divya

Anny Divya never allowed age to get in the way of her dream. She completed her pilot training when she was just 19 years old, and soon began her career with Air India. At age 21, she left for London to train on the Boeing 777, and in 2017, at age 30, became the youngest woman to pilot that aircraft type.

Zara Rutherford

At only 19 years old, Zara Rutherford became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, closing the loop on a five-month record-breaking journey. During her Guinness World Record adventure, Zara flew 28,000 nautical miles, landing in 41 countries on five continents along the way. Rutherford didn’t have a strong role model as there were very few women in aviation and computer engineering when she was young. Her mission is to change that.

Be In The Know
• Application openings
• Ambassador announcements
• New partnerships
• Events
• and all other Women in Flight latest news!
How we will use your information.

Our partners

Together, we are making the aviation industry stronger and more diverse than ever. See how our partners are contributing to aviation scholarships for women.

Engage with CAE Civil Aviation