March 8th was the 100 yr anniversary licensed women pilots. There was an event where women were to try to introduce other women to aviation started at this website http://centennialofwomenpilots.com/, to commemorate it. I was unable to fly the 8th, the weather did not allow it, but it was a week long event and I made it out the next day. I took a mom-friend of mine and we flew over my daughter's all girl kindergarten class. I figured I would be double dipping and it was a win-win for while I contributed to the worldwide flight.
Below is the history behind the event and my certificate of completion.
It started in 1784, when only 8 months after the first manned balloon flight, Count Jean-Baptiste de Laurencin got cold feet and gave his spot for a balloon flight to Marie Élisabeth Thible, a French opera singer. She dressed as a Roman goddess and sang "La Belle Arsène", a celebrated opera of the time, as the balloon ascended to 1500 meters. She is was the first woman ever to fly.
A few years later, riding along was not good enough for women anymore. Jeanne Labrosse was the first woman to fly solo in an aircraft. It is no surprise that just a few years after the airplane was invented, women were taking on the new challenge. Raymonde de Laroche, an experienced French balloonist became the first woman to earn a pilot license.
My certificate of participation
They also had a map of all the participants below is me, it was fun to see a bunch of my friends did it too! http://centennialofwomenpilots.com/map/user