Women in Aviation
I n t e r n a t i o n a l
(taken from the WAI website)
This organization is dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
The members are represented in the broad scope of aviation - general, corporate, commercial and military. WAI members include aeronautical engineers, pilots, maintenance technicians, educators, air traffic controllers, avionics technicians, airport managers, business owners, dispatchers, artists, students, flight attendants and enthusiasts.
Go to Women in Aviation International to learn more.
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
(taken from the WOA website)
The Women of Aviation Worldwide Week Community provides a meeting area for like minded people to make new friends, keep in touch with old ones, share ideas, work on common projects and support participants in their endeavors.
International Women’s Day, a paid holiday in some countries, celebrates the contribution of women to society annually on March 8. March 8 is also the anniversary of the first woman pilot license, worldwide.
Our community organizes an annual week-long celebration of the Women Of Aviation Worldwide during the week of March 8.
Resources for Women Pilots
Do you know that most women (and many men) would prefer to take lessons from a woman flight instructor?
From my own experience, when you begin learning to fly, you are likely entering an arena where you have little or no knowledge or experience. You are already unsure embarking down this path. You want someone that listens and is patient, explaining things in a different way, if you don't get it the first time. Because I’ve been there, I want to make this as positive and as fun an experience as possible.
Learn to Fly with a Female Flight Instructor
"Sue is a fantastic instructor, offering not only real-time instruction during the scheduled lessons, but also a wealth of self-study resources for reinforcement of key concepts. However, the biggest differentiator between Sue and other CFIs is that she is able to truly understand each student, and tailor her teaching style to suit."
The top 5 reasons that women (and men) give that are important for choosing a female flight instructor:
• "Women listen and have more empathy."
• "Women are accepting of me and others."
• "The whole experience is treated with an emphasis on the process of learning rather than
• "A woman approaches the training more like a coach who wants to make a difference, rather than being egocentric and abrupt."
• "Women tend to be more encouraging - and that is what I need."
Of the total population of the US-2013 US Census Bureau, 1.9% are pilots
Of the total estimated 599,086 active airmen certificates held (pilots), 39,621 are women - 6.6%
Of the total estimated 98,842 active flight instructor certificates held (pilots), 6386 are women
flight instructors - 1% of total active pilots, 6% of active flight instructors.
If you are a woman learning to fly, you can see you are a special breed. And finding that special female flight instructor is that much more important.
Learning to fly with an award winning Female Flight Instructor can be rewarding and fun! While you are excited to embark on this new adventure, you also want to feel safe and confident.
Contact me today to find out how I can help you start your adventure to Learn to Fly!
THE NINETY-NINES, INC.
International Organization of Women Pilots
(taken from the 99s website)
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots has continued and expanded that mission. Today, the organization promotes world fellowship through flight, provides networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community and preserves the unique history of women in aviation.
Following in the footsteps of these early 99s, our members are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly "for the fun of it!". The Ninety-Nines,Inc. International Organization of Women Pilots
Watch this awesome video, it tells the story:
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