Emily Crombez

Emily Crombez

Emily Crombez

Confederation College

Aviation – Flight Management, 2007

Boeing 737 First Officer, WestJet Airlines

A trailblazer in the aviation industry, Emily Crombez was the first female pilot to fight forest fires in the Bombardier CL-415 waterbomber in North America. Leading her way through a challenging career as a young female bush pilot to flying a Boeing 737, Emily steps up to face challenges head on and inspire those around her. Her resilience shines in a modest yet assertive way; highlighted by her involvement through various roles with the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots where she established a chapter in Northern Ontario, facilitating mentorship, networking and flight training scholarships for aspiring female aviators.