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Twirly Birds Announces Les Morris Winner

By Staff Writer | February 24, 2015

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford. Stratford received her helicopter rating in 1947 after serving as an airplane pilot for seven years. As the first woman on the west coast of the United States to achieve her commercial helicopter certificate, the second in the United States and the fourth in the world, her countless aviation achievements are impressive by any measure. Miller Livingston Stratford will be available during the Twirly Bird annual meeting to sign copies of her book, which chronicles her incredible past. Contact! Britain!: A woman ferry pilot's life during WWII in England is a 220 page account of her British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) service. Son of Mr. Igor I. Sikorsky, Mr. Sergei I. Sikorsky will present the honor this year at the Twirly Birds annual meeting during the 2015 Heli-Expo in Orlando, Fla. Sikorsky Aircraft has sponsored the Les Morris award for many years.

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