About Francesca

Francesca Norris
May 19, 1994 – July 28, 2019

After graduating in the top of her class at Birdville High School, she attended Baylor University and graduated from the honors college as a University Scholar. Francesca was brilliant! She was sharp and cultured, yet humble and curious. Not only did Francesca love to learn, she loved to travel. While in high school and college, she became fluent in Spanish by taking trips to and studying in Spain. After college, Francesca spent a year in Thailand teaching English. Effortlessly, Francesca had the intelligence and ambition to do anything she wanted. Following in the path of her father and brother, Francesca chose to see the world as a pilot. There is no doubt that she had found what she loved to do.

Francesca treasured her family, faith, and friends. She was blessed with a loving, large extended family, which was always a priority in her life. Her love for family and friends was evident in all she did. 

Throughout her life, Francesca cherished her faith and was involved at Good Shepherd Catholic Community. She had a heart of gold, always willing to help others with selfless love. Francesca was a person one could rely on whenever they needed her, she always had a piece of advice and a listening ear. Francesca will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Handy Hats

Francesca loved flying! Join us in celebrating her legacy by contributing to the Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship Fund. This annual scholarship offers support to aspiring female pilots, honors Francesca’s memory, and the contagious joy that left a lasting impression on everyone she met.

Proceeds from this special line of Handy Hats go to the Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship Fund endowed by ISA+21 and can be purchased by visiting Handy Hats.