Michelle Colton was one of the first women in Canada to train as a military pilot.
In July 2000 Major Michelle "Micky" Colton became the first female pilot to reach 5,000 flying hours in a CC-130 Hercules aircraft. She has since accumulated over 6,900 hrs on the CC 130 Hercules. In total Major Colton logged more than 7,100 hours in the air. Major Colton is presently responsible for conducting check rides to ensure the standards of the Air Mobility fleet are in place.
She is also a SAR Aircraft Commander on the CC 130 Hercules. She is the senior flying women in the CF at this time. Major Colton is an active member of the Air Force Speakers Bureau and completed 38 years in the CF. She retired in May 2018. Photo courtesy of the Bellville Intelligencer.
Born: May 1958, Kitchener, ON