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.
Aviation enthusiasts ages 11-17 can apply for a Delta sponsored scholarship to the National Flight Academy this summer in Pensacola, Fl! Once in a lifetime opportunity fully funded for maximum enjoyment. Application requirements include a video and essay- and are due by Feb 21, 2020. Want a preview of what’s in store? Check out thisContinue reading “Delta Scholarship to National Flight Academy”
Students and teachers are already qualified for this year’s Aircraft Owners and Operators (AOPA) scholarships. Students ages 15-18 yrs can receive up to $10k towards a pilot’s license, and up to 20 qualified teachers can apply for the same. Picture care of AOPA.org Those already flying can also apply for advanced ratings at various levels.Continue reading “$1M of AOPA Scholarships”
Paths to flying – Is a service academy right for you?
New aviation scholarship opportunities from WAI! #aviation
Parents, have you ever wanted your child to experience aviation up close and personally- in a general aviation airplane? Come out to Jacksonville Executive Airport on 16 November for a chance to fly in a general aviation aircraft FOR FREE with a EAA certified Young Eagle Pilot! Young Eagles is a program started by Experimental AircraftContinue reading “Craig Airport Young Eagles Nov 16, 2019”
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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?”
A father shared his story about watching his 16 year old daughter change from a serial texter to a soaring expert in just a few weeks. Learn more about this youth program in Warren, Vermont here https://sugarbushsoaring.com/youth-programs/youth-program-overview #everygirlshouldfly #experience
It’s scholarship season! The Women In Aviation, International (WAI) has posted this month the advertisement for the Martha King Scholarship for Certified Flight Instructor, a $5000 value for one qualified winner. Last year’s award winner, Capt Melissa Martin, is currently getting her CFI certificate. Martin, a C-130 pilot in the Montana Air National Guard, has servedContinue reading “Martha King Scholarship”
“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!
So very excited to receive this Experimental Aviation Association Young Eagle Kit! “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -Leonardo Davinci Come fly with us soon! ✈️ Stay tuned for more information about anContinue reading “🦅 Young Eagles 🦅”
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”
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!”
On this, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Milieux Project would like to remember the women that composed the original FlyGirls: The Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots who were critical to the Allied Air Operation over the largest amphibious assault in history. Established in 1942 and disbanded 2 and a half years later – these brave andContinue reading “D-Day Tribute to the WASPs”
It’s exciting to read about mother pilots who are sharing their passion for flying with their children and how their stories are increasing. From Instagram to the local news- stories keep popping up about women flying with their children. Take for example the mother, Laura Stants, who flew her daughter to OshKosh in 2016. AsContinue reading ““I flew upside down with my mom””