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|Place of Birth:||Sydney (N.S.W.)|
|Date of Birth:||1934-08-07|
|Biographical notes:||Christine Davy first came to prominence as an international skier, representing Australia at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. She began flying as a hobby but her career took off when she was offered the position as pilot with Connellan Airways in Alice Springs. Christine became the first Australian woman to hold a 1st Class Air Transport Pilot's Licence and the first Western woman in the world to become a Check Captain. She flew the DC-3 and the Fokker Friendship with Connellan Airways. In 1963, she was awarded the Nancy Bird Trophy for her contributions to aviation by the Australian Women's Pilot Association and then later in 1970 was awarded an OBE also for her work in Aviation. Source: Northern Territory women's register 1948-1988. Darwin : Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council, 1991.|
|Honours and Awards:||The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) 1970.|
Nancy Bird Trophy 1963.
|Related link:||Trove : Christine Davy and Charles Anton, Thredbo, New South Wales, 1960|
Trove : Christine Davy at top station ski lift, Thredbo, New South Wales, 1960
Aviatrices - Australian women of the air
PictureNT : Connair DC3 at Ayers' Rock
|Related Materials:||Northern Territory women's register 1948-1988. Darwin : Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council, 1991. NTC 305.40994 NORT|
|Appears in Collections:||Territory Women|
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