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The late Nancy Bird was the first Australian woman to use her commercial license in Australia. She was the founder of the Australian Women Pilots Association, and was a lifelong advocate for female pilots and aviation. A shining example of manners and poise, grit and dedication, Nancy campaigned for the establishment of an aerial ambulance service in New South Wales during the 1970s. She represented female pilots throughout her lifetime, and shortly before her death at age 93, Qantas, Australia’s national airline, named their first Airbus A380 in her honor.