Bessie Coleman was a courageous pioneer in early aviation. A self made stunt pilot and aviatrix, she travelled twice to France to earn her wings and hone her craft, spending her lifetime inspiring others to challenge stereotypes and societal limitations.
Aviation experience builds resilience
The turn of the 20th century was exciting and brilliant with the invention of the airplane. The idea of flying had only been a dream for inventors and adventurists until December 1903, when three brave and visionary siblings launched their 20 foot by 20 foot spruce and ash built biplane into the sky at KillContinue reading “Would you walk on the wing of a flying plane?”
It seems so far away right now, but the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) OshKosh Airventure is practically around the corner- 20-25 July 2020! And with it comes many opportunities, including the Sport Pilot Academy. For $9,999, 3 weeks and a sense of adventure, an ambitious student pilot could achieve a pilot’s license in 4Continue reading “EAA Sport Pilot Academy”
An unexpected response from a retired operator – gender diversity and what looks like- an interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard.
Stuck inside on COVID19 quarantine? Scared you might be a carrier and don’t know it yet? Well, pop two Airbornes, wash your hands and sit down to read about one of the world’s most interesting people – Aloha Wanderwell. Aloha Wanderwell was born in Canada as Idris Galcia Hall in Oct 1906 to two BritishContinue reading “Could this be the person who inspired Indiana Jones? Hint: it’s not who you expect”
If you have read the NYTimes.com recently, or any news outlet for that matter, you would think that China is doing nothing to stop the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak of 2020. Over 2,000 people have died so far from the illness and more than 74k have been diagnosed, and nearly 150 million people in China alone, quarantinedContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China: A pilot’s experience”
Preflight Aviation Camp, a flight experience for girls, is now taking applications for 2020 campers. The camp is one week long, from June 20-25, at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Milieux Project has supported a camper each year and seen the life-changing effects attending this camp can have on a young girl betweenContinue reading “Applications to Preflight Aviation Camp is now open!”
Paths to flying – Is a service academy right for you?
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Join us at the Willowbranch Library on 2875 Park St at 5p, tomorrow 21 Oct to hear from female pilots and other professionals on real life experiences, advice and candid dialogue on what it is like to not only be a pilot, but a pilot with different needs and expectations than the majority. Help us changeContinue reading “Event in Jacksonville: What is it like to be a female pilot?”
“To fly is heavenly but to hover is divine”. 😇 International Women’s Helicopter Pilots, Inc has opened up their scholarship season- over $180,000 is available for qualified applicants. Check out this link to see if you could be a candidate for a scholarship!
The EAA Air Venture is coming soon! If you haven’t already heard about OshKosh, WI, Airventure is an event held annually for Aviation Enthusiasts nation wide! So many events are geared toward girls- from the Women in Aviation International‘s (WAI) breakfast to the EAA GirlVenture camp. The push for more female aviators is big right now.Continue reading “EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019”
Momentum is growing to increase the number of women statues that are present in the United States. Only 8% ( a generous estimation by Lilylines.com- some websites report as low as 4%) of statues are devoted to and built in the figures of actual American women pioneers. This is a shame, given that the UnitedContinue reading “The lack of Female Statues in the United States”
The Air Race Classic 2019– an all female flying race set across the United States starts this Tuesday, 18 June in Jackson, MS and ends 21 June in Welland, ON (Canada). The challenge is to cross 2500 miles in less than 4 days in a an unmodified, “normally aspirated, piston powered utility airplane”. Pilots TiffanyContinue reading “The 2019 Female Air Race Classic Starts this Tuesday!”