Eileen Vollick (1908-1968) became the first Canadian woman to obtain a pilot licence in March 1928.
Born in Wiarton, Ontario, she became a textile analyst at the Hamilton Cotton Company before starting flying lessons in 1927. She had to use pillows to see out of the cockpit of the ski-equipped Curtiss JN-4 biplane. After passing her flight test on March 13, she flew in the U.S. and Canada, often demonstrating aerobatic flying. Shortly afterwards she became Mrs James Hopkin, moved to New York State, and raised a family.