Lisa and I are starting a tradition in Worland, I hope! What a joy it is to share our love with others. There are so many aspects of aviation that include flying but certainly are not limited to that. Sure the flying is our favorite part but the exposure to different things can open your scope of what is possible.
Wings Over Worland
Saturday, March 10th - 9 am – Noon at Sky Aviation
Worland, Wyoming KWRL
Wings Over Worland is being hosted in conjunction with Women Of Aviation Week which this year is specifically celebrating the centennial of Harriet Quimby’s crossing of the English Channel. Anyone interested in or even considering maybe someday meeting the challenge of obtaining a pilot’s license is invited. Attendance at the preflight briefing, beginning at 9 am, is required before flight. We’re expecting a low turnout in little Worland, so it would help to let us know if you are going to be there. Ladies can register online at:
Wings Over Worland REGISTRATION
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NOTE: In addition to participating to this event, you may also submit entries in the Women Of Aviation Worldwide’s writing, art, and photo contests to win more prizes.
Harriet Quimby, a journalist by training, was the first major female pilot in the United States, and one of the world’s best women aviators. In 1911, she became the first licensed female pilot in the United States, and less than a year later, became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Quimby had a major impact on women’s roles in aviation; she was a true pioneer and helped break down stereotypes about women’s abilities during the first decade of flight. Quimby became interested in aviation in late October 1910, when she met John Moisant, a well-known American aviator, and his sister Matilde. John and his brother Alfred operated a flight school. Both women started taking flight lessons. On August 1, 1911, Quimby took her pilot’s test and became the first U.S. woman to earn a pilot’s license. Matilde soon followed Quimby and became the nation’s second licensed female pilot.
“There is no reason why the aeroplane [the spelling of the day] should not open up a fruitful occupation for women. I see no reason why they cannot realize handsome incomes by carrying passengers between adjacent towns, why they cannot derive incomes from parcel delivery, from taking photographs from above, or from conducting schools for flying. Any of these things it is now possible to do,” Harriet Quimby.
However, today, the women pilots continue to be a tiny minority. While the percentage of female doctors, female lawyers, and police women went from nonexistent 100 years ago to around 25% today, the percentage of women involved in aviation has remained steadily low (around 5-6%). As a result, the common perception is that aviation is for men only. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every day, women are enjoying flying for the fun of it or for a career.
Male or female, if you are interested in discovering what aviation has to offer, please join us.
Mary Ann Dach