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Memorial to Emily Howell Warner



1939 - 2020

Emily flew west on Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Notes Of Remembrance

The Colorado Aviation Historical Society announced her departure -------

An obituary for her

Another obituary

A third obituary
The Jul 17, 2020 New York Times

She began working at Frontier Airlines on Jan 29, 1973 -------

It was widely publicized

The Jan 1973 Frontier newsletter headlined her arrival

She posed gracefully for many publicity photos

A new pilot uniform had to be designed for her

Her first job was a Boeing 737 second officer

Emily's great personality and attitude were evident from the start

In Dec 1973 she won a major award

She was promoted to captain in Jun 1976

More history was made in Jun 1984

Emily, on the left, in a photo from that event

She was #207 on the Sep 1986 pilots seniority list

Two Jan 1993 items about Emily on her 20th anniversary as an airline pilot

She was on the cover of a Mar 2001 Colorado magazine

Emily's biography printed in 2003, WEAVING THE WINDS, is for sale at Amazon.com -------

A May 2010 pic of Emily with Janet & Ace Avakian, Frontier co-workers

She and husband Julius pose in May 2010

Emily attended the Aug 2013 Denver Frontier reunion
Shown with Frontier flight attendant Lana Kelley

She also attended the reunion the next year

The National Aviation Hall of Fame inducted her in Oct 2014

A Nov 2014 ALPA magazine article about Emily

The same month she lunched with Frontier friends Ellen Quinn, Bonnie Dahl & Jim Jeppesen -------

She was featured in the January, 2015 Frontier News -------

Her good friend Bonnie Dahl was with her in Jul 2015
when the Granby, CO airport was named after her

A new sign there shows the new name

Emily with her beloved Toto in Apr 2018

Frontier flight attendant Bonnie Dahl was best friends with Emily
One of her last visits with Emily was Jan 28, 2020
Bonnie sent this photo and said
"She was playing bingo when we got there and doing well
She likes company, a lot of memories in that little room
Has all of her pilot wings displayed"

Fellow Frontier pilot Billy Walker's biography of Emily

A short biography of her at the National Aviation Hall Of Fame -------

Frontier captain Tex Searle mentions Emily in his autobiography

Awards and news items about Emily are too numerous to mention here
A Google search for Emily returns many websites with information about her
Her status at Frontier is aptly demonstrated when she is so often referred to as "Our Emily"

Emily's life was celebrated Jul 17, 2020

It was hosted by the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Several Old Frontier Airlines pilots attended the event

John Heimburger was another old Frontier Airlines pilot who attended

The program for Emily's Celebration Of Life


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