Commemorative Stamps - Isabel Peppler - News Release
The Isabel Peppler Stamp was released at the June 2,
2012 East Canada Section Meeting in Ottawa.
2. Keepsake sheets which look very nice when framed, or
3. First Day Covers for you and your stamp collector friends.
Attached is an
order form. Please share among your pilot friends.
In 1997 she was presented with the Award of Excellence at National Transportation Week ceremonies, with the comment, "The fact that Canadian licensed pilots are considered the best qualified pilots of any country in the world, is worthy of recognition and can be directly related to Ms. Peppler's contribution."
Isabel initiated the French version Entre Ciel et
Terre. In the early 1980s, From the Ground Up was adopted as the
primary aviation textbook in India, where it continues to be used.
Throughout the world, From the Ground Up is recognized as an
authoritative aeronautical reference book. Isabel ensured that the
pedigree of the textbook, an excellent work initiated by Sandy
MacDonald to train pilots during WW II, was
Weather reporting evolved as meteorological
reporting and forecasting became more sophisticated. For Isabel,
these innovations weren't simply theoretical concepts. She and her
husband Bill, General Manager of COPA from 1957 to 1996, logged many
trips throughout North America in their own personal aircraft. The
publishing industry itself went through a major transformation during
her 30 years developing the
Born in Hanover, Ontario, in 1934, Isabel was first introduced to the thrill of flying by Bill Peppler whom she married in 1957. Later, and as the mother of three young children, she completed her PPL requirements, taking barely three months to get her license at Port Elgin airport.
Isabel was an active member of the Ninety-Nines, holding several offices within the Eastern Ontario chapter as well as serving as governor of the East Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines. In addition to her contribution to aviation through From the Ground Up, Isabel was one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines Canadian Award in Aviation and served as a trustee for the award for many years.
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