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Israeli Woman Aviator at Air Show

Israel Aircraft Industries’ contribution to the Paris air show, the Stol transport, was co-piloted to Paris by IAI’s first woman aviator, Mrs. Yael Nahmias. Mrs, Nahmias, who is French-born, decided in her early youth to be a pilot. Graduating from the Paris Electromechanical Engineers School, she was the only girl in a class of 70 boys. She obtained her private piloting certificate in France and studied flight instruments and engines in Israel, where she worked as a pilot for touring flights and aerial photography. In 1967, Mrs. Nahmias volunteered her services as a mechanic to IAI and is now one of IAI’s six demonstration pilots.