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Mary Rawlinson Creason
Creason's career included owning and operating the Ottawa Air Training and Transport Service in the 1960s, managing the Grand Haven Municipal Air Park from 1974 to 1975, and serving the Bureau of Aeronautics for 11 years, retiring in 1989 as the assistant deputy director.
Responsible for expanding aviation education in Michigan's public schools, she helped develop the "Come Fly with Me" curriculum that earned her the Federal Aviation Administration Administrator's Award for Excellence in 1987. She earned two consecutive presidential appointments to the FAA's Women's Advisory Committee on Aviation, and competed and won honors in the Air Race Classic, a 2,600-mile transcontinental race for women pilots.
Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 2006