Wally Funk's Online World!
In 1971, Wally became the first woman to be a general aviation operations inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Here's an excerpt from that year's October issue of the Ninety-Nine News.
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Wally's latest accomplishment is the honor of passing the General Aviation Operations Indoctrination Course offered at the FAA Aeronautical Center's Academy. This is an arduous course attempted by many, but Wally is the first woman to successfully complete it! The five-week, 200-hour course consists of basic indoctrination and standardization, ground school courses in pilot certification and flight testing procedures, handling accidents and violations, and 32 flight hours in single and twin-engine aircraft....

Wally is extremely serious about her new job as General Aviation Operations Inspector at FAA's Santa Monica General Aviation District Office,headed by Chief Bill Glenn. "One of the nicest things about it," Wally says, "is the opportunity to fly more sophisticated aircraft and the chance to preview and learn new systems as they come along." In her new job Wally will be doing everything from flight tests to office paper work, but you may be sure that Wally will be working toward a better and safer aviation future for all.

Outtakes from Wally's Memoir
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
In 1971, Wally became the first woman to be a general aviation operations inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Here's an excerpt from that year's October issue of the Ninety-Nine News.
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Wally's latest accomplishment is the honor of passing the General Aviation Operations Indoctrination Course offered at the FAA Aeronautical Center's Academy. This is an arduous course attempted by many, but Wally is the first woman to successfully complete it! The five-week, 200-hour course consists of basic indoctrination and standardization, ground school courses in pilot certification and flight testing procedures, handling accidents and violations, and 32 flight hours in single and twin-engine aircraft....

Wally is extremely serious about her new job as General Aviation Operations Inspector at FAA's Santa Monica General Aviation District Office,headed by Chief Bill Glenn. "One of the nicest things about it," Wally says, "is the opportunity to fly more sophisticated aircraft and the chance to preview and learn new systems as they come along." In her new job Wally will be doing everything from flight tests to office paper work, but you may be sure that Wally will be working toward a better and safer aviation future for all.



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