Newman University president takes flight to honor first female airline pilot

A classroom inside the new Bishop Gerber Science Center.

NU President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. was one of several female business and city leaders invited to help McConnell Air Force Base celebrate aviation pioneer Emily Warner, who in 1973 became the first female commercial airline pilot.

NU President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. was one of several female business and city leaders invited to help McConnell Air Force Base celebrate aviation pioneer Emily Warner, who in 1973 became the first female commercial airline pilot. McConnell had the guests experience an official Air Force refueling mission aboard a C-136 Stratotanker. Each had an opportunity for time in both the cockpit and the refueling boom pod. "It was an amazing flight. Mrs. Warner is a true pioneer. It was a delight to be on a flight of all women," Carrocci said.

Local media covered the event including KAKE Channel 10 which aired a piece on the 6 p.m. news Wednesday, Sept. 9. The Wichita Eagle ran an article this morning.

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