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Ladies, Aviation Wants You!

Aviation is not all passenger jets or Blue Angels whizzing around in the sky, there’s a lot more to it than that. Laura Laster, Director of Flight Operations at LeTourneau University, helps young people find their path to becoming a pilot. 170 more words


Celebrating Women in Aviation

By Jolanda Witvliet, ALPA National Membership Committee Chairman

Every spring, we celebrate the contributions of women throughout history. This year, ALPA continued this tradition, honoring Women’s History Month with a significant presence at the 26th annual Women in Aviation Conference. 324 more words


Women Cannot Fly?

“…It is a disgrace for a woman to think that she can fly a high speed aircraft when she really has not the intelligence to scrub the floor of a hospital properly….” – Dr C.G Grey…

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Science Day

Again, life has gotten in the way of my writing, but trust me a LOT has been going on recently! But earlier this month I had an opportunity through my Women in Aviation chapter to volunteer to teach 5th and 6th graders about aviation for their school’s Science Day. 495 more words

Flight Training

Kickass Women in History: Sophie Blanchard

Once a month I write a column for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (smartbitchestrashybooks.com) called “Kickass Women in History”. This month, I wrote about Sophie Blanchard, balloonist.   91 more words

Kickass Women

Choosing the Right Flight School

So you’ve made the decision that you want to start flying. Firstly, AWESOME! It’ll be an achievement that will be well worth the effort.

Now it’s time to choose a flight school but where do you start? 1,053 more words


First Woman to Design an Airplane

Photo Courtesy: Library of Congress

E. Lillian Todd is the first woman to design and build an airplane in 1906, though it never flew.


Early Aviators