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Frederick airport 'most female-friendly'

Article | Apr 18, 2012

It's official: Frederick Municipal Airport, the home base of AOPA, is the most female-friendly airport in the United States. Local pilots flew 242 women and girls out of the airport on March 10 to secure the national title.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

About 8 percent of men and one-half percent of women in the United States have problems with color perception. Whether caused by genetics, injury, or disease, color blindness is challenging to live with and presents special hurdles for pilots. The medical standards in FAR Part 67 specify that applicants for all classes of medical certification must have "the ability to perceive those colors necessary for the safe performance of airman duties." Every visit to an AME for renewal of an airman medical certificate involves taking a color vision test. Technically known as a pseudoisochromatic color plate test, it's the one with the pages of different-colored dots.

Pilots:

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

A knack for all things mechanical brought Nancy Ginesi-Hill from dreaming about flying to serving as a flight engineer for the only B–24 Liberator still flying.

Topics Pilots, Women

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

Last October I announced an essay contest for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 21 ("Proficient Pilot: It's Payback Time," October 2011 AOPA Pilot).

Flying, it’s not a 'boy thing'

Article | Mar 14, 2012

With a 360-degree view of the airport environment, tower tourists could imagine directing a conga line of general aviation aircraft making 10-mile circuits at Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport. Others took control of aircraft for the first time in that conga line on March 10 for Women of Aviation Worldwide Week's Fly it Forward Day.

Women airport supporters meet in Dallas

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2012

A first-ever meeting of women members of the AOPA Airport Support Network, participants shared their experience organizing their local airport supporters, rallying airports' neighbors to the cause, and educating their communities about the economic and local public service contributions made by airports and general aviation.

EAA works to boost female aviators

Article | Mar 12, 2012

EAA's Young Eagles program will celebrate 20 years this year, said EAA President Rod Hightower. The program has flown 1.6 million young people between the ages of 8 and 17 since its inception, and 30 percent of those have been females.

Attracting talented workforce will be aviation's challenge

Article | Mar 12, 2012

Over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need more than 1 million pilots and aircraft technicians to fly and maintain the aircraft needed to support commercial air travel growth, a Boeing representative said March 10 at the International Women in Aviation conference in Dallas.

Flight training management program debuts at WAI

Article | Mar 12, 2012

MyFlightTrain, a flight training management package, was unveiled at the twenty-third annual Women in Aviation International conference in Dallas. Developed by Flying Software Labs, the system features paperless tracking for Part 61 and 141 schools as well as billing, scheduling, flight logs, and training logs.

Arizona student pilot receives AOPA training scholarship

Article | Mar 09, 2012

Maricopa, Ariz., student pilot Theresa Farley returned to flight training after a years-long hiatus and soloed--again--on Feb. 6, realizing all at once the thrill of what she's been working so hard to accomplish.