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Transgender helicopter pilot Julianne “JK” Kramer is being farewelled at a funeral at a Queenstown church today.
Inspiring trans pilot being farewelled today

in AUSTRALIA, 18/11/2012

The 52-year-old was killed when the Robinson R22 helicopter she was flying from Wanaka to Queenstown, crashed in Cardrona Valley on Thursday night.

Kramer was Wakatipu Aero Club’s chief pilot and instructor. The club has issued a statement saying undoubtedly all pilots that have flown in the area will be moved by this tragedy,” as JK was such an integral part of the aviation community in Queenstown,” it says.

“Many of us owe a great deal of our aviation knowledge and skills to JK and it is unbelievable that this incredibly experienced and capable pilot is no longer with us.”

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