Afghani female pilot, Shaesta Waiz wants to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Waiz, 29, was born in a refuge camp at the end of the Soviet war before immigrating to the United States at the age of 1. Late on, she earned her pilot’s license, making her the youngest certified … More Shaesta Waiz
Made with Easel.ly, this infographic shows the disproportionately lower percentage of female pilots compared to their male counterparts by country. Finland- 12% of all pilots are female. France- 7.6% of all pilots are female. Japan- 5.6% of all pilots are female. U.S.A- 5.1% of all pilots are female. Brazil- 2.2% of all pilots are female. … More Percent of Female Pilots Around the World
“I highly encourage women of 50+ who have always wanted to fly a plane to do so NOW! I am 68 years old and started taking lessons when I was 55. I now have 2,200 hours! My VFR license was followed quickly by IFR and my own plane (a Cirrus SR/22). I use it for … More Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Female Pilots Share Advice
On February 25, Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum- daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai- completed her first commercial flight for the Emirates Airline. Mozah earned her commercial pilot’s license in April 2016 at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. The passionate pilot often … More Dubai’s Royal Female Pilot, Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum Flying for Emirates Airline
Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president and founder of Women in Aviation International, just concluded with WIA’s annual convention in Florida. Durning a podcast interview with Aviation Safety Magazine, she provided updates on the work that they are doing to inspire and support women in aviation careers. Click to listen to the WIA Podcast.
Next week, Women in Aviation International (WIA) will be holding their 28th annual conference in Orlando, Fla. According to WIA, over 5,000 aviation professionals are expected to attend the event, including “91 international guests representing 16 countries.” The convention focuses on informing the public, encouraging more women to join the aviation industry and advancing the … More Women in Aviation International’s 28th Annual Convention
La’Shanda Holmes was born poor in North Carolina. From the age of two she had an unstable life, constantly changing foster homes. She found a stable home when she turned 17 and decided she wanted to change her life around. She was a studious and involved student in high school. Graduating at the top of … More Lieutenant La’Shanda Holmes Shatters Glass Ceiling