Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that sets up free,flights for children and adults who have serious medical condition. They have a network of over 1,000 pilots throughout 13 western states who donate their aircraft, and piloting skills, to aid families. The Angel Flight West organization provides an average of 10 “missions” every … More Volunteer with Angel Flight West
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
On February 7, 2016 pioneering female pilot, Doris Lockness, died at age 106. Her career and passion as pilot started in the 1940’s when she joined the WASP team in World War II. She became the 55th woman in the world to earn a commercial helicopter license. She also earned her rating flying hot-air balloons, … More American Aviatrix Doris Lockness Dies at 106
Last March, an all-female plane crew landed in Saudi Arabia. Captain Sharifah, Senior First Officer Dk and Senior First Officer Sariana became the first female pilots to fly Royal Brunei Airlines’ Boeing 787. The plane took off from Brunei, a country near Malaysia with destination to Jiddah. This event caught American media attention because of … More Royal Brunei Airlines’ Female Pilots
Born in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a small cotton town in Texas with her family of 13 children. Her siblings and her walked four miles to get to her segregated school where she excelled in academics, specially in mathematics. At the age of 23, she moved to Chicago where she worked two jobs.