Posted by Dennis Schoonbaert on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Watch for a Cessna 172 carrying Tour Decal #001 on its tail during the Tour. The pilot is Judy Saxby, a long time pilot and aviation promoter. Judy has been active in the aviation community for over 35 years, serving as President of the Manitoba Aviation Council for 8 years, President of NATA for 2 years, a member of the NAV CANADA Advisory Committee for 11 years and currently serving as a Director of Southport Aerospace Centre. She received the Award of Excellence in Transportation in 1999. Judy grew up in central Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education, completed her commercial pilots license in 1977, and received a Certificate in Management from the University of Manitoba in 1984.In 1974 she joined Keewatin Air Limited, eventually becoming a full partner where she held a variety of positions including HR Manager, Operations Manager and Executive Vice President. Judy's initial phone inquiry about the Tour was full of enthusiasm and excitement; she and her passengers will have a great time!