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Are You Celebrating Women of Aviation Worldwide Week?

07 Mar

From March 7-13, 2016 we are celebrating Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. This year’s theme is “It’s a jungle out there. 60 years of female bush pilots.” Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week is a global outreach initiative that takes place annually during the week of March 8, anniversary date of the world’s first female pilot license since 1910 and International Women’s Day since 1914. Raymonde de Laroche, born Elise Raymonde Deroche in Paris (1882-1919), became the first woman to earn a pilot license worldwide, on March 8, 1910.

The week is designed to raise awareness of aviation opportunities available to girls of all ages, while celebrating the accomplishments of past and present women of aviation. The mission of women of aviation is to fulfill the vision of the pioneers who stood up to open the doors of aviation for all women.

Did you know that whether or not activities are planned in your area for Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, you can still Fly It Forward®? To Fly It Forward®, simply invite a girl of any age who has never flown in a small aircraft (airline flights are OK) to go on a first flight experience during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week. Not only will the flight experience change her life, but it will also make both of you eligible for prizes if http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/ receives the proper reports by March 15, 2016.

So celebrate the history of female pilots during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week! Happy flying!

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