Qantas Pays Tribute to Nancy-Bird Walton

One of Australia's most famous aviators, Nancy-Bird Walton, died on January 13, at the age of 93.

In October 2008, Qantas named an aircraft after this amazing woman and aviator.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce described Walton as a "trailblazer for Australian women pilots and an inspirational figure in Australian aviation."

In her remarks at the A380 naming ceremony Walton said: "Qantas announced that they would name this magnificent aircraft after me on my 90th birthday nearly three years ago. And i made it my business to stay alive until today's ceremony. And I've made it! I've made it."

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