Karlene Pettit, Delta Airlines A330 pilot, wants to make Renton Airport, WA, the ‘most female pilot friendly airport in the world'.
In order to get a chance to win the title, at least 100 girls and women (not holding any pilot licenses) must take a short flight at the Renton Airport. This will set a one-day record for Renton Airport.
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.
Since April 5th 2010, four women are in space at the same time. That's a new record. Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, a former high school teacher, Stephanie Wilson, a robotic arm expert, and Naoko Yamazaki, an aeronautical engineer and the second Japanese woman ever to reach space, and Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a chemist, met in the international space station on April 6th.
Out of the 517 people who have reached orbit, 54 are women. That's 10.4%, an impressive number compared to the less 7% women pilots.