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
On May 1, 1930, the Aeronautics Branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Amelia M. Earhart transport Pilot’s License No. 5716. The license states that she was 31-years-old and recorded her appearance as: “Weight: 118 lbs. Height: 5 feet 8 inches Color hair: blond Color eyes: grey” Check out this historic license here!
These are some of the ‘firsts’ of American women in aviation. 1911 – Harriett Quimby became the first American woman to earn her pilot’s license. She was 36 years old. 1913 – Katherine Stinson became the first American woman to own a flying school. 1921 – Bessie “Queen Bee” Coleman became the first African American … More Firsts of American Women in Aviation
Curator and writer, Chris Wild, wrote an article in Mashable of woman aviators of the 20th century. His piece features photos and short biographies of the most prominent female pilots, with the oldest photo dating back to 1908. Some Aviatirx shown are: Bessie Coleman Amelia Earhart Elisabeth Thible Ruth Law Harriet Quimby Therese Peltier Blanche … More Let Women Fly!- Chris Wild
“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 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