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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.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2012

Flying wild at AOPA Summit Alaska’s pilots to host ‘Adventures in Flying’ You’ve watched them fly through severe turbulence and battle fierce winds, deal with airsick passengers, and squeeze million-dollar aircraft into a hangar with mere inches to spare to prevent a severe case of hangar rash during the cold Alaskan winter months. They’re John Ponts, Luke Hickerson, and Doug Stewart—featured pilots on Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2012

‘American Angel’ A beautiful ambassador for general aviation Eugene, Oregon’s John Stahr, an airbrush artist, is known for painting intricate works of art on everything from R44 Raven helicopters to Global Express business jets. His nose-to-spinner paint designs are always crowd pleasers, and his RV–8, American Angel, is fast becoming an ambassador for GA.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2012

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Women’s flight academy to take off in Texas

Article | Aug 17, 2012

For the second year in a row, a Texas designated pilot examiner and her band of volunteers will host a weeklong academy aimed at helping women to advance in their flight training.

Oshkosh briefs

Article | Jun 28, 2012

Flying High Coffee fuels all of AirVenture If the air traffic controllers, volunteers, exhibitors, and staff working EAA AirVenture seemed bright-eyed, they might have Flying High Coffee to thank. The company has provided free coffee all week to everyone working the show, as well as free samples to AirVenture attendees.

'Racing Aces' win Air Race Classic

Article | Jun 25, 2012

Two Texas pilots who go by the name of the Racing Aces won the 2012 Air Race Classic. Fifty-five teams participated in the all-women's air race that has been an aviation tradition since 1929, when the event was known as the First Women's Air Derby.

Air Race Classic teams gathering in Arizona

Article | Jun 14, 2012

Teams of women pilots flying 55 aircraft are headed to Arizona to take part in the 2012 Air Race Classic June 19 to 22, continuing a tradition of women's air racing that began in 1929.

America’s only female Zeppelin pilot takes left seat

Article | Jun 12, 2012

There are only two Zeppelin NT (new technology) behemoths flying in the world, and women fly both of them. One is in Germany, while Andrea Deyling just completed six months of training in the United States.

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.

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).


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

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.

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.

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.

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.