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Pioneer aviatrix dies at 93


14 January 2009

Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton

The Faculty extends its deepest sympathies to the Walton family and friends at the passing of Nancy-Bird Walton, aged 93. Nancy-Bird was a pioneer in the field of aviation and forwarded the cause of women in aviation. Nancy-Bird recently won the Engineering Sydney Alumni of the Year 2008 award for her services to aviation and the nation. She had received an honorary Masters of Engineering from the University in 1987. We honour her life time contribution in the field of aviation, her courage and boundless energy. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and faculty.