Julie e. Clark Inducted into the International Council of
air shows (ICas) Foundation air show Hall of Fame
Julie Clark’s career in aviation began with a desire to become an airline pilot, just as her father, Captain ernest Clark, had been. Clark reached her goal and became one of the first 21 female airline pilots in north america. Throughout
her 28 years as an airline pilot, (achieving the title of Captain in 1983) Clark simulta-
neously maintained a career as an air show pilot and is the recipient of more than
40 individual awards spanning the last three decades! she is looking forward to an
active 2012 air show season.
Krys Bart, president/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, received the
Distinguished Service Award from the
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Under her watch, the airport has been named one of the top five
most efficient airports in North America, twice. A former chair of the AAAE,
she was named the best airport director
in America by
Airport Revenue News magazine in
(left) Boeing Production Test Pilot
emily Biss (WAI #6504), and Boeing
Aero Performance Engineer
rochelle Oslick (WAI #12281),
posed for a photo after the delivery ferry flight from Paine
Field, Washington (PAE) to
Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan
(HND). It was ANA’s fifth 787
airplane, JA804A. Biss was one of three Boeing pilots for
this ferry flight and flew the takeoff and first part of the
flight. Oslick was collecting airplane performance data
during the flight. Both are members of the WAI Washington State Chapter.
roselle Francisco (WAI #50323) attained a new job as a Cus-
tomer Service Agent/Ticketing at YVR, Vancouver Internation-
Dayna Gamble (WAI #44885)
recently joined Air Canada and
will be flying the Airbus 330.
Megan Goddard (WAI #8588)
in addition to being a flight
Captain, is now also the Training and Standards Manager at
Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Tanis Herriot (WAI #28833) is
moving to Hong Kong to fly for
amelia Kerr (WAI #40585) is now a First Officer at Missinippi
Jackie Kirouac (WAI #49617) obtained her Flight Instructor
Rating. She has also taken on the responsibility as the Sea To
Sky Chapter’s Outreach Chair.
Caroline Kolasa (WAI #14048) joined
Sunwest Aviation as a Caravan Captain.
WAI member Fidan Thornburg (WAI
#16402) recently earned the right to
wear U.S. Air Force pilot “wings of silver.” Fidan will train to be a C-130H pilot for the Alaska Air National Guard.
The ceremony was held in January at
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mark Van Tine (WAI #46204), president and CEO of Jeppesen, was honored as the “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year” by the Living Legends of Aviation at a
January awards banquet in California in recognition of his 30-
year career at the flight planning and data provider. Under
his leadership, Jeppesen has
accelerated the pace of the paper to digital flight information
by the development of mobile
solutions for portable tablets
such as the iPad. Van Tine also
serves as a committee chair for
the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). ✈
Biss and Oslick
(left to right) LtCol Kimberly scott, UsaFr, Capt Jennifer
Henderson, UsaFr, 2Lt Fidan Thornburg, aNG,
CDr Mishelle Mason, UsNr, CDr Trish Beckman, UsN (ret.)