Karlene Petitt, Delta Airlines A330 pilot and author, is offering a $100 USD cash reward to one lucky pilot. To qualify for the price, pilots must introduce girls or women to flying between March 6 and December 31 2010 and send a flight report to register the flights before January 6, 2010. One flight = One entry. The drawing for the $100 USD price will be held on January 7, 2010.
Friday's Flyer: meet Lesley - wife, mother, corporate executive, pilot and Centennial of Women Pilots participant
Karlene has selected Lesley as her Friday's Flyer. Lesley has contributed to the campaign to celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots since day 1. Learn more about who she is and why she decided to take part. Visit Karlene's website by clicking here.
On Nov 1, Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi, first woman to hold a Ghanaian pilot license, undertakes All-Over-Ghana flight
Tomorrow, November 1, Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi, first woman to hold a Ghanaian pilot license, will undertake an All-Over-Ghana flight. One of the goals of the flight is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the aircraft, CH701, for Humanitarian Aviation Logistics.
Weather permitting, Patricia will overfly each of the Regional Capitals as well as the Cashew Capital of Ghana in Mim, the Market Capital of Ghana at Techiman and the Light Aviation Capital of Ghana at Kpong.
Follow her flight at MoM public website.
On Friday October 29, the Canadian 99s celebrated their 60th anniversary at Brampton Airport, ON.
Karlene Petitt, author and Delta Airlines' A330 pilot, writes about participants in the Centennial of Women Pilots campaign
A couple of weeks ago, I was checking the Twitter account for the campaign and noticed a new person following the tweets. Her Twitter description stated: "Airline pilot, author, artist, wife, mother, handicapper, grandmother, chief cook and gardener who believes in making it happen because life is too short!". That sounded like someone special to me so I decided to follow her Tweets.
Steve Pearce, U.S. Congressman, ex air force pilot, and Distinguished Flying Cross's recipient wants to see more women pilots
The "100 Years Later, Why So Few Women Pilots?" opinion article published on AVweb in September received over 300 comments. But that's not all.
After reading the article, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce, an ex air force pilot who flew missions in the Philippines and Vietnam and the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal republished it on his website.
The First Canadian 99s are inviting all women pilots from Southern Ontario and beyond for lunch at Edenvale Airport. The catch... participants must invite as many non-pilot girls and women that they can fit in their airplane to join them on the way to Edenvale Airport.
This special lunch outing will help introduce girls and women to aviation as a salute to the women pilots of the last 100 years and will contribute to the number set on the anniversary brick to be laid in perpetuity under AirVenture Brown Arch in Oshkosh, WI.
Funds have been allocated to allow us to buy a brick at EAA’s AirVenture Brown Arch. The number of female introductory flights done in commemoration of the 2010 Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots will be inscribed along with the name of each contributing country.
Indiana charter high school will address the underrepresentation of students of color and women in aviation
In the fall of 2011, the Indiana Aerospace Junior/Senior High School (IAJ/S HS) will open its doors to 7th and 8th grade students, providing specialized instruction in the fields of aviation administration, mechanics, engineering, air traffic control, piloting, and other related aerospace disciplines.
“Working with airplanes, getting a chance to fly, and learning how to read scientific instruments makes for an incredibly fun way to learn skills and apply critical thinking,” said Dr. Marie Theobald, IAJ/S HS principal.
Reclaiming women pilots history. The Breaking Through The Clouds documentary tells the story of the first U.S. women derby
In an effort to reclaim women pilots' history, Heather Taylor has researched and produced a documentary to tell the story of the first women pilots to participate in the first U.S. female national derby in 1929.
Twenty young women eagerly signed on for the air race. These pilots pushed themselves, the planes and each other to the limits as well as changed the public's perception of flying and challenged society's image of women.