Elsie MacGill Stirs Up A Hurricane

March 27, 1905 Elsie MacGill was born. Known as the “Queen of the Hurricanes” MacGill was the first female aircraft designer. Her mother had been the first woman judge in Canada and a strong advocate of women’s right to vote. She said “I have received many engineering awards, but I hope I will also be remembered as an advocate for the rights of women and children.”