Who was

Dorothy Rungeling?

Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport logo

About Dorothy Rungeling

In 2015 the Niagara Central Airport was renamed the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport.

Dorothy Rungeling was an award winning pilot from Fenwick, Ontario. She worked through a private licence, commercial licence, instructor's certificate and senior commercial licence. She took part in numerous air races across North America, and received the Order of Canada in 2003. Dorothy is the author of several books, such as The Flying Housewife, which recounts some of her aviation adventures.

Dorothy passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 106 years of age, in Fonthill, Ontario.

You can learn more about this famous Canadian aviator at:

Wikipedia: Dorothy Rungeling

Voice of Pelham: Dorothy Rungeling turns 106

Brock University: Dorothy Rungeling

Canadian 99s: Dorothy Rungeling

Commemorative Stamp

Dorothy Rungeling in front of her Piper Pacer 125.

Dorothy Rungeling was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in COPA 149 on December 1, 2017

A copy may be viewed in the Administration Building at CNQ3

Dorothy Rungeling life membership in COPA 149
Dorothy Rungeling commemorative stamp issued in 1999

A Commemorative Stamp honouring Dorothy Rungeling was issued by Canada Post in 1999