Ed and Connie Bowlin Inducted to Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
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 4th 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. She has spearheaded the popular Warbirds In Review Program during EAA AirVenture. Connie 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. He 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. Ed and Connie own and operate Aviation Autographs, Inc., a company that specializes in aviation memorabilia. They reside in Griffin, Georgia.
For more information on the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, visit: http://www.museumofaviation.org/exhibits/gahf.htm