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Women share secrets of success

Article | Mar 17, 2016

Women who have climbed to the top of their aviation fields and completed feats many would have thought impossible shared secrets to their success during the twenty-seventh annual International Women in Aviation Conference March 10 through 12 in Nashville.

Noted WASP pilot Elizabeth Strohfus dies

Article | Mar 17, 2016

Elizabeth Strohfus, a pilot who ferried military aircraft during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, died March 6.

Reaching out to women

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

Every year during the week of International Women’s Day on March 8, pilots invite women to join the aviation community.

Topics Women, Pilots

Abbey Carlson: Aircraft builder, pilot, junior golfer

Article | Mar 16, 2016

Aircraft builder, high school senior, and junior golfer Abbey Carlson has a lot on her plate before the student pilot enters Vanderbilt this fall on an athletic scholarship.

Record attempt celebrates aviatrices

Article | Mar 09, 2016

Aviation enthusiasts around the world had 15 minutes to test their paper airplane-folding skills for a record attempt celebrating women of aviation.

'Beyond the Powder' to reach public television in June

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Beyond the Powder, a documentary that meshes the history of women pilots during the 1929 Women’s Air Derby with their modern counterparts, will be made available to public television stations nationwide beginning in June.

New faces in Red Bull races

Article | Jan 13, 2016

A French aerobatic champion is among three new pilots gearing up for Red Bull Air Race action in 2016, making history as she flies.

No more tears

Article | Jan 12, 2016

New private pilot Stephanie Stechschulte says she was a panicky passenger before she earned a pilot certificate.

Air Race Classic registration opens

Article | Jan 05, 2016

Registration for the Air Race Classic—the annual all-women’s cross-country air race—opened Jan. 5.

Cropduster fights Luftwaffe

Article | Dec 01, 2015

The time is 1945, the war in Europe is over. A tiny town in Texas is looking forward to welcoming back its heroes. Instead, visitors of a different kind descend on Morton in "Duster," a graphic novel by Micah Wright and Jay Lender.

Military aviatrices honored

Article | Nov 30, 2015

Women in Aviation International has chosen a slate of military aviators for its 2016 International Pioneer Hall of Fame.

Women pilots offered networking site

Article | Nov 17, 2015

To get more women into aviation a group has set up a website where insider tips can be provided to level the playing field.

GIFT Academy creates more pilots

Article | Oct 19, 2015

The Girls in Flight Training Academy in Vernon, Texas, capped a busy week of flying with one solo and two checkrides.

WAI chapters hold special day for girls

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Women in Aviation chapters in the United States, Canada, Africa, and other locations spent Sept. 26 sharing the excitement of aviation with girls and women.

Old bird gets new life in flight nurse program

Article | Sep 22, 2015

A 40-year-old scrapped helicopter has a new life as a simulator for flight nurses at Case Western Reserve University. The Sikorsky S-76 fuselage forms the first-of-its-kind motion simulator for graduate-level flight nurses.

Girls in Aviation Day kicks off Sept. 26

Article | Sep 22, 2015

The aviation community will open its wings wide Sept. 26 to welcome girls ages 8 to 16 to the airport or into the cockpit as part of Women in Aviation, International’s Girls in Aviation Day.

'From barnstormers to jets'

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

Article | Sep 01, 2015

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

Midwest LSA Expo set for September

Article | Aug 27, 2015

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

‘Beyond the Powder’ to debut in September

Article | Aug 18, 2015

Beyond the Powder, a new documentary on women air racers, will debut Labor Day weekend on public television stations in northeast Ohio.

How to share aviation

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

'You are your pilot in command'

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Sport pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from tackling everyday hurdles to live a normal life and earn her pilot certificate six years ago.

Scholarship winner earns her certificate

Article | Jul 08, 2015

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

Buried in a boneyard

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

'That’s All, Brother' navigated through intense German fire and low clouds to drop the first Allied troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, commencing Operation Overlord.