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S.Res. 98: A resolution declaring March 8, 2023, as “National Emily Warner & Women Airline Pilots Day”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 8, 2023 (Introduced).



1st Session

S. RES. 98


March 8, 2023

(for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Declaring March 8, 2023, as National Emily Warner & Women Airline Pilots Day.

Whereas Emily Howell Warner (referred to in this preamble as Emily Warner) of the State of Colorado is a celebrated female airline pilot with a proud legacy of promoting gender equality in all professions;

Whereas, 50 years ago, Emily Warner shattered the glass ceiling of the airline flight deck in the United States when she was hired by Frontier Airlines to be the first modern female airline pilot, opening the sky for other female airline pilots;

Whereas, in 1974, Emily Warner became the first female member of the Air Line Pilots Association, International;

Whereas, in 1976, Emily Warner became first female airline captain in the United States;

Whereas Emily Warner was a founding member of—


the Colorado Pilots Association;


the International Society of Women Airline Pilots; and


the Friends of the Granby/Grand County Airport;

Whereas the Frontier Airlines uniform worn by Emily Warner hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum;

Whereas, in 1994, Emily Warner was honored by Colorado Legislature Resolution 94–29, entitled Honoring Captain Emily Warner of the Achievements in Aviation History;

Whereas Emily Warner has been inducted into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, the National Women's Hall of Fame, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Irish-American Hall of Fame, the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, and the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame;

Whereas, in 2015, the Granby/Grand County Airport was renamed Emily Warner Field to honor the many contributions of Emily Warner to aviation;

Whereas roughly 6 percent of airline pilots in the United States are women; and

Whereas honoring the legacy of Emily Warner of breaking barriers for women in aviation requires continued dedication and commitments to ensuring greater representation of women in the airline pilot workforce and in all aviation careers: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate does hereby declare March 8, 2023, as National Emily Warner & Women Airline Pilots Day.