A Bird’s Eye View
Julie Belanger lost her job, and gained
a whole new perspective on life.
WAI: What interested you in aviation?
JB: I come from a flying family. My
mother is a pilot, my brother is a pilot, I’m a pilot and I married a pilot. My
father collected antique aircraft and
owned a restaurant, the world’s largest
in its day, seating 2,000 people on three
levels, and it was called The Flying Lady.
There were antique aircraft hanging over
the diners in the huge main dining room
while more than 100 scale model aircraft “flew” overhead on a moving track.
It was an interesting way to grow up.
When the restaurant closed I had a
degree in PR and I didn’t know what to
do. I went away from aviation and I was