Flight reports are coming in steadily. The competition for the various awards is fierce and flying events are taking place up to December 31st.
In order to allow the competition to be as fair as possible, I will no longer update the flight counters as of today, December 29.
The final results will be revealed on Jan 14, 2011. Good luck, everyone!
Oshawa pilots introduce 118 women to flying and reclaim the lead for "most female-pilot-friendly airport in the world" title
Friday's Flyer: meet Doug, inventor, aircraft restorer, adventurer and Centennial of Women Pilots participant
Adversity is often the greatest muse for creative minds. When Doug de Vries' father got Lou Gehrig's disease and ALS, he refuse to go on ventilators as, at the time, they were bulky and inefficient. He eventually died of respiratory failure. That prompted Doug, a mechanical engineer by training, to develop portable ventilators.
When he sold his company, he bought a 1942 Stearman, spend 3,000 hours restoring it and took it on a 4,000 miles trip in the Australian remote outback.
"Sharing our passion of flight with other women is a great joy!" says Joan, the event organizer at the Panama City Airport in Florida and winner of the awards for most women introduced to aviation by a women on March 8 and most women introduced to aviation by a women during Women Pilots' Week. She continued: "We had an awesome time, weather was great. We at KPFN accept the new challenge to introduce 2010 women to aviation in 2010. What a great idea! The opportunities for us to take women, young and old, on a flying adventure has not stopped with March 6-12 week's ending.
To celebrate her upcoming retirement (March 31st) and the Centennial of Women Pilots, Capt. Saudamini Deshmukh of Indian Airlines will be flying 10 women non-pilots in her commercial plane to Jamnagar in Gujarat on the Western India which is an hour's flight. They will all spend a day in Jamnagar and return the same evening - courtesy of India 99s.
What a way to pay it forward. Thank you Capt. Saudamini Deshmukh.
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."
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.
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.
Women pilots in 4 continents, Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America have registered to celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots.
On March 8 2010 or during the week of March 6 to12, they will introduce other women to aviation in an attempt to establish world records of the most women pilots introducing a woman to aviation in one single day and in one single week.