Karlene Petitt presents the 2010 "Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States" trophy to the City of Renton
Oshawa Airport near Toronto in Canada earned the title of Most Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport in Canada and in the World with a total of 475 flights conducted by more than 50 pilots lead by Lesley Page. Renton Airport near Seattle in the United States earned the title of Most Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport in the United States and 1st runner up in the World with a total of 407 flights.
The winner, Amanda Sargent, a helicopter pilot and instructor in the Seattle area, United States, conducted a total of 119 flights, 67 of these flights took place on New Year’s Eve. Flying a balloon, Allie Dunnington of Bristol, England, the 1st runner up, introduced a total of 65 girls and women to flying thorough the year in 3 countries. Flying her own Cessna 172, Lesley Page of Oshawa, Canada, the 2nd runner up, overcame her aversion for taking passengers along and introduced 54 girls and women to flying.
Over 500 people voted to select the winner. With 184 votes, Clark Morawetz of Oshawa, ON, Canada conducted the 2010 Most Unusual Introductory Flight, a flight that included a marriage proposal that almost went wrong. 183 people selected Sharon Ttinkler of Tullahoma, TN, United States. Sharon introduced her best friend to flying in a vintage Luscombe 11A and ran in some problems with the tachometer. 103 people chose Sharon Theodorelos of Dayton, OH, United States who conducted her most unusual introductory flight in 1930 WACO RNF.
"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.