pho ToS co Ur TESy o F S Tacy ShEard
Sikorsky company pilot Stacy Sheard (WAI #39936)
traveled to Shanghai, China, to perform return-to-service flights on two new Sikorsky 76C++ helicopters owned by China MOT for Search and Rescue missions. While there she met the first two
female commercial helicopter pilots and the first
female Rescue pilots in all of China.
Wan “Peggy” Qiuwen and Song Yin are currently
Rescue co-pilots for the China Ministry of Transport. They both began flight training in 2008 after
graduating from the Shanghai Maritime University and both hold degrees in Marine Navigation.
They hold two commercial helicopter certificates,
a CASA license from Australia and an HK CAD license from Hong Kong. China’s CCTV news team
was there to celebrate China’s first women helicopter pilots that fly them on life-saving, rescue
Sheard’s outreach came on the heels of a WAI
mission to Zhuhai, China, where Melissa Rudinger
(WAI #44554), Denise Waters and Amy Laboda helped
seed the first WAI China Provisional Chapter. ✈