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.
On February 11 1929, Evelyn “Bobbie” Trout landed on the Mines Field airport in Los Angeles after breaking the world record for flight duration. Bobbie began flying the day before, setting her overnight endurance record at 17 hours and 5 minutes. What is even more impressive is that she achieved this in a prototype R.O. … More Breaking World Records: Evelyn Trout
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Kansas on July 24, 1897. She first became interested in aviation in her early 20’s when she got the opportunity to fly with pilot Frank Hawks. She later recounted that “…by the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to … More Amelia Across the Atlantic
Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), Mary Anna Martin “Marty” Wyall died last Thursday at age 95. Wyall was among the 25,000 applicants and one of only 1,074 women accepted into the demanding WASP program. Wyall grew up in Indianapolis and attended DePauw University in Greencastle to study bacteriology. That is where she first learned about … More WWII Pilot, Mary Anna Martin “Marty” Wyall Dies at 95
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