Emma Catalina Encinas Aguayo
- Category : 1909-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (7,26,27,30,32,39)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Wishes 2
Mexican pioneering aviator who was the first woman to attain a pilot's licence in her country, on 4 December 1932. Encinas became a protégé of the Mexican Air corps, flying government planes and even the plane of the president. Occasionally she was allowed to co-pilot on Corsair bombers.
When she married, Encinas gave up flying and moved with her husband, Dr. Gutiérrez Suárez, who was a physician to Las Choapas, Veracruz. She worked as a piano teacher and ballet instructor for a time.
She then became an interpreter and translator for several government offices and served President Luis Echeverría and his family as their official translator. She also performed interpreting for the United Nations and served as the Director General of the Alliance of Pan American Round Tables for many years. She was the first honoree as Woman of the Year of the Pan American Alliance in 1967.
Also known as Emma Gutiérrez Suárez and Emma G. Suarez, she died on 15 November 1990, aged 81.