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Thursday, March 16, 2017

WOMEN’S AVIATION GROUP RESCINDS HONOUR FOR NAZI PILOT




After organizers bowed to pressure, a Nazi pilot who was the first woman in the world to fly a helicopter will not be featured at a March 11 event in Quebec intended to attract girls and women to aviation.

The Vancouver-based Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (IWAW), a non-profit organization, had resisted a call from B’nai Brith Canada earlier in the week to not honour the achievements of Hanna Reitsch, an apparently unrepentant Nazi who died in 1979.
The IWAW changed its mind after a demand March 9 from the mayor of Lachute, Que., north of Montreal – where a key Canadian event of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, an IWAW initiative, took place – that there be no celebration of a Nazi in his town...




Hanna Reitsch was one of, if not the greatest test pilot who ever lived!





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