February 15, 2009 - EAA Warbirds of America congratulates Ed and Connie Bowlin
for their induction to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
They joined three other inductees in a special ceremony at the Museum of Aviation
, located at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia on Saturday evening, February 14.
Their flying careers crossed paths while working for Delta Airlines - Ed as a pilot and Connie as a flight attendant.
Connie went on to obtain her private, multi, commercial, instrument, and ATP ratings and in March, 1978 became the 4 th female pilot hired by Delta - one of the first 50 women pilots hired by a major carrier.
At the time of their retirement, they had accumulated a total of 67 years of service with Delta Airlines
Connie has served on the EAA Warbirds of America Board of Directors since 1992, serving as Secretary and a member of the executive, site planning, air show, and editorial committees.
has spearheaded the popular Warbirds In Review Program during EAA AirVenture.
has flown the EAA B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" on tour and is currently active in flying P-51 Mustangs.
Ed served in the Tennessee Air National Guard
for 15 years before beginning his
career with Delta Airlines
has participated in many air shows during EAA AirVenture, most often flying the P-51 Mustang.
He has also played a support role in the Warbirds in Review Program.