Just in! If you drive by Renton Airport in the greater Seattle area in Washington state, you won't be able to miss the beautiful new banner on the airport fence.
Oshawa pilots introduce 118 women to flying and reclaim the lead for "most female-pilot-friendly airport in the world" title
Girls and women in Sydney, Australia, to be introduced to flying in celebration of the Centennial of Women Pilots
Soon, flights in celebration of the Centennial of Women Pilots will have been conducted on all 5 continents.
Marty Khoury, pilot and instructor for Virgin Airlines Australia, Podcaster, and entrepreneur is organizing introductory flights in Sydney, Australia, in mid-December.
Looking forward to summertime flights photo album!
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.
Researcher and pilot, Dr. Penny Rafferty Hamilton, has completed her study to identify strategies to improve female success in aviation. Some of the highlights of her study includes the need for:
- More “female friendly” atmosphere at the flight center with photos of successful, smiling female pilots getting in airplanes and at the controls.
- Development of a “buddy” network
- More female general aviation pilot role models seen in magazine articles
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.
Women pilots are invited to fly-in and stay at the beautiful Heythrop Park Resort on October 8th 2010.
During the weekend, the site will host BWPA's annual meeting and Gone With The Wind's Women Pilots Balloon Event. The focus will be on introducing more women into aviation whether in balloons, fixed wings, helicopters, or whatever. Everybody is welcome, PuTs, pilots, crew!
For more information about the event, click here.
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.