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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.

Women in Aviation scholarship window opens

Article | Jul 03, 2015

Women in Aviation International is offering 98 scholarships valued at more than $480,000, the organization announced July 1.

SIUC team takes first place in 2015 Air Race Classic

Article | Jul 01, 2015

Two pilots representing Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) took first place in the 2015 Air Race Classic, which concluded on June 25.

Women in Aviation names Sept. 26 'Girls in Aviation Day'

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Women in Aviation International has named Sept. 26 "Girls in Aviation Day," an offshoot of the organization's popular Girls in Aviation Day event held at its annual conference.

Career Profile

Article | Jun 17, 2015

McSally ‘stumbled’ into a military career, became the first American woman to fly in combat.

Topics Women, Pilots

Women in Aviation offers seven new scholarships for 2016

Article | Jun 08, 2015

Women in Aviation International announced seven new scholarships on June 4, including support for advanced flight training, maintenance training, and academic programs.

Ninety-Nines solo scholarship applications due July 7

Article | Jun 01, 2015

The Ninety-Nines and Experimental Aircraft Association will award $3,000 to support one young woman’s flight training through her first solo and beyond through the 2015 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.

Texas storms scrub Ladies Love Taildraggers, Bluebonnet fly-ins

Article | May 27, 2015

The Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-In that had been scheduled May 28 through 30 has been canceled in light of storms and floods that have pummeled Texas.

Mission fulfills final wish

Article | May 06, 2015

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world solo, had her final wish carried out by friends flying in formation to scatter her ashes.

‘You have your own path’

Article | Apr 25, 2015

Ask questions, work hard, keep learning, and be yourself: These were among the pieces of advice offered by a panel of prominent women in general aviation at a Women in Aviation, International luncheon April 24.

Volunteers make Michigan airport a fun classroom

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2015

Pilots and other volunteers introduced aviation to about 80 students who took field trips to Michigan's Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Air racing revs up in 2015

Article | Mar 13, 2015

Want to participate in an air race in 2015? You don't need to be a Red Bull pilot to race in these upcoming events.

Flying forward, sparking interest

Article | Mar 11, 2015

Thousands of women were introduced to aviation during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 2 through 8.