For those who regularly read my blog, you know it's never too early to get excited about Women Of Aviation Week. The annual event I host at Frederick Municipal Airport will be here before you know it! It's time I start finding my pilots! Last year, due to overwhelming demand to help, I actually had to put many pilots on a waiting list! So this year, I am reaching out to past pilots first, and then my dedicated blog readers!
I'm sure you remember the exhilaration of your first small aircraft flight and like me, were immediately hooked. Know that it must have been as equally as exciting for the pilot that took you up on that first flight. Now, it I'd your time to return the favor and inspire future pilots through the gift of flight.
To date, only 6% of pilots are female, Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week celebrates the women of aviation past, present and future. From March 4-10, 2013, help me to celebrate the future of aviation through Women Fly it Forward at Frederick Municipal Airport.
Over 400 ladies have been introduced to the aerospace industry over the past two years through Women Fly it Forward events thanks to volunteer pilots. Through theses efforts, Frederick earned the 'Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide' award in 2011 and 'The Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the US' and 'The Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide 1st Runner Up' awards in 2012. In 2013 we will make this number grow, can Frederick take home an award for the third annual year?
Women Of Aviation Week is March 4-9, 2013. Pilots are invited to fly participants on weekdays and Sunday at a time convenient to you. We can provide participants and you provide the flight and report. Saturday March 9th marks our third annual marathon event with a day full of flight volunteering as we celebrate 50 years of women in space and provide free flights to those affected by breast cancer. Pilots and volunteers are welcomed to stay after the event for a thank you cookout sponsored by Aviation Insurance Resources.
Please complete a pilot form and email to: WomenFlyItForward@gmail.com to volunteer. We have only a limited amount of spaces for volunteers, so make sure to mark your calendar early!