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Scholarships open for helo pilots, maintenance, more

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Scholarship applications have opened for rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, women in aviation maintenance, and Young Eagles.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Briefing: Inverted Jenny stamp to be reissued

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

The 24-cent airmail stamp with the inverted Jenny, originally issued May 10, 1918, was scheduled to be reissued as a $2 stamp.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

True or False? The bar-tailed godwit, a shorebird, migrates from its breeding grounds in Alaska to its winter grounds in New Zealand by flying nonstop and diagonally across the Pacific Ocean, a distance of more than 7,000 miles.

Fly Well: Hip to be hip

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” stated Friedrich Nietzsche. And the reverse is true—making oneself stronger reduces the chance of a premature journey across the river Styx.

Lufthansa, Women of Aviation Worldwide to boost female pilots

Article | Aug 27, 2013

Lufthansa hopes its partnership with the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide will attract more female pilot applicants.

Topics Women, Pilots

Kids Airbridge hopes to build aviation dreams, knowledge

Article | Aug 20, 2013

The Kids Airbridge program hopes to share a love of aviation with North American and African children.

Topics Women, Pilots

Women in Aviation honored by National Aviation Hall of Fame

Article | Aug 02, 2013

Clad in pink shirts, more than 300 women cheered Aug. 2 at EAA AirVenture as they learned that they—members of Women in Aviation, International—were being honored with the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 2013 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award.

Pilots: Fran Bera

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

It was June 23, 1955, my seventeenth birthday, as I nervously began taxiing the Aeronca Champ in which I was taking my private pilot checkride. Fran Bera, the designated examiner, sat in the rear of the tandem cockpit, observing my every move. Mine was only one of more than 3,000 flight tests she would conduct, and my examiner was to become one of the most successful woman racing pilots of all time (if not the most successful).

Ninety-Nines revise new pilot scholarship

Article | Jul 22, 2013

The International Organization of Women Pilots (The Ninety-Nines) has revamped its former New Pilot scholarship to make the award progressive so that recipients receive funds after completing milestones in their training.

Pilots: Angela Masson

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

She just didn’t get it. After snagging her certificate at age 17 and setting a cross-country record flying in the Powder Puff Derby, Angela Masson’s first job was instructor for the Claire Walters Flight Academy in Santa Monica, California, which had a contract to give Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine student pilots their first 40 hours.

Sun ’n Fun news briefs

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Sun n Fun news briefs Mayor proclaims WASP commemoration day Lakeland, Fla., Mayor Gow Fields proclaimed April 11 Women in Air Service 70th Anniversary Commemoration Day.

Earhart namesake creates aviation foundation

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Denver television reporter and private pilot Amelia Rose Earhart has announced plans to create the Fly with Amelia Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit organization that will provide aviation opportunities, free aviation-based educational curriculum to grades K-12, and scholarships to fund flight training for young women. The foundation will work in partnership with the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to engage the community in flight-based educational activities and promote the future of general aviation through the re-creation and symbolic completion of Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world in 2014, said Earhart.

Training the best for the worst

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

We visit as Coast Guard rescuers conduct elite training

AOPA awards two student pilot scholarships at WAI conference

Article | Mar 21, 2013

Scholarship winner Melanie Rivera was present at the International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn., to accept her award.AOPA and the AOPA Foundation awarded two scholarships each worth $3,000 to student pilots March 16 during the annual International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn. Melanie Leigh Rivera and Angela “Bambi” Shorey were chosen out of 24 applicants to receive the scholarships that will be used toward future flight training.

Women in Aviation conference hits record attendance

Article | Mar 19, 2013

Conference attendees by Paula Grubb.jpg: A record number of attendees participated in the twenty-fourth annual International Women in Aviation conference. Photo by Paula Grubb.Attendance at the twenty-fourth annual International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn., March 14 through 16 reached a new record, with 3,375 registrants representing all segments of the aviation community.

Abingdon Company offers female flight watches

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Pilot Chelsea Welch realized an interesting problem back when she was in flight training in 2006: There were no aviation watches on the market specifically for women.

Air Race Classic closes in on registration goal

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Air Race Classic, the longest running all-women pilots transcontinental air race, are now at 80 percent and are expected to reach a goal of 55 teams before the April 1 deadline.

Professional Women Controllers promotes ATC career

Article | Mar 15, 2013

The Professional Women Controllers Inc. (PWC) used the Women in Aviation International convention March 14 through 16 as a platform to push its mission: create environments and opportunities to grow the female air traffic controller population.

AOPA Live to stream women in space presentations

Article | Mar 07, 2013

AOPA Live will run a live stream of presentations honoring 50 years of women in space during the Women Fly it Forward event at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md., on March 9.

A GA ‘hike’ across America celebrates women in aviation

Article | Mar 06, 2013

A Florida woman has landed in dozens of states and counting, relying on the kindness of general aviation pilots who are not strangers for long. Amber Nolan aims to add herself to the growing ranks of women in aviation.

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week seeks volunteers

Article | Feb 14, 2013

The Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide is looking for organizations and individuals to get involved in activities March 4 through10. This year's events will celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2013 to focus on aerospace

Article | Nov 15, 2012

Organizers say the 2013 Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, held March 4 through 10, will focus on opportunities for women in the aerospace industry.

Topics Women, Pilots

Fly Well: Who pays the Piper?

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2012

How you can celebrate your seventy-fifth anniversary.