The women of the Women Soaring Pilots Association will soar high for the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots
Neita Montague, President of the Women Soaring Pilots Association and
recipient of the EAA Young Eagles Flight Leader of the Year, announced that she and the members of the association are to introduce as many women as possible to aviation during the Centennial event.
She said: "Soaring and sailplanes provide the least expensive way to fly! In these tough economic times, I can go for a flight, during soaring season, for about $40 a day. At some clubs you can fly for just a yearly membership."
The members of French Section of the Ninety Nines are participating to the world record on their way to Le Bourget Airport
Talk about taking on a challenge. As if it was not enough to navigate the Paris Class A airspace on the way to the events to celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots at the Museum of Air and Space located at the Le Bourget Airport, the women of the French Section of the Ninety Nines are also participating to the world record by introducing non-pilot women to aviation on the way. Tip of the hat.
The event at the Museum of Air and Space includes a women fly-in, a fashion show, and a fundraising sale to benefit the Aviation without Borders charitable organization.
The Women in Aviation International association is calling on its members worldwide to take on the world record challenge on WAI Connect.
Hilary Gilbert of Draycott, England, has already made women pilot history by first enthusiastically joining the world record setting attempt but also, by spreading the word to inspire women in her area.
The Cotswold Journal has written an article about her path in aviation and her record attempt. Read the article here.
Avweb, the world's premier independent aviation news resource, published the announcement of the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots world record attempt today in AvFlash, their newsletter which is distributed to almost 255,000 pilots, aircraft owners and aviation professional. Check it out here.
Trophies for the winner and plaques for the runner ups will be awarded in the following categories:
The mission of the Coordination of European Women Airline Pilots is to celebrate friendship among lady airline pilots from the European Union. The association is the first group of its kind.
The president of the association, Christine de Saint Genois, declared the support of the association for the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots event with a resounding: "We are behind you!".
To view their website, please click here.
As part of the celebration of the Centennial of Women Pilots, Allie, a commercial pilot in Bristol, England, will introduce women to aviation in a hot air balloon. There ought to be great photos to follow.
Learn more about Allie's ballooning activities, check out her website here.
The February edition of EAA's Sport Aviation magazine has been published. You will find the announcement about our world record attempt to celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots on page 13.
Some members of LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com, a meeting spot where ladies share their passion for tailwheel airplanes and flying adventures, will participate to the world record attempt during the week of March 6 to 12 2010.
If you love tailwheel airplanes, please check out their website. The photos alone are worth your time. If you plan to fly a tailwheel airplane to take part the record setting event, contact them. They can help you plan an event in the US.