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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

During the Centennial campaign, pilots worldwide introduced 1,647 girls and women to flying in 29 countries on 4 continents--- that’s 2% of the current worldwide female pilot population.

Renton Airport introduced 407 of those 1,647 girls and women to become the most female-pilot-friendly airport in the United States and 1st runner up in the World.

“Forever new frontiers”

In 1910, Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to earn a pilot license worldwide. To celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots (, Mireille Goyer initiated a campaign encouraging pilots to introduce a record number of girls and women to flying. 

We Are At it Again! 

As we build upon last year’s successful campaign, we are celebrating...

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week  

March 7th -13th 2011
The celebration of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week includes several challenges. Prizes are offered to participating pilots and passengers.  

While the percentage of women doctors, women lawyers, and police women went from nearly 0% to around 25% in the last 100 years, the percentage of women pilots has stagnated at around 6% for decades. Recent studies have shown that some of the greatest hurdles for girls considering flying as a career are a lack of role models as well as a lack of marketing effort targeting girls and women.

You Can Make a Difference! 

What can you do to FLY IT FORWARD?  

Click HERE to see what Victoria Neuville is doing on March 12th!

And prepare for the launching of....

 "Women With Wings"

Katie and Lauren

Do you think Renton Airport will be planning something? I'm feeling it!

If you want to help with our event, please let me know.

Enjoy the Journey!

~ Karlene


  1. Women With Wings, I love it! What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to see what Renton has in store. With you at the helm it will no doubt be phenomenal.

  2. Thanks for linking my event! It's going to be great! So excited :)

  3. Thank you Heather. I can't wait to see what we have in store too. :) Women with Wings--- watch them fly!

  4. Vic... for sure! I would love to do a blog for you. How about the week before? :)

  5. Is it more difficult for a woman to become a pilot?

    EG. Is there a sexist mentality among superiors?

  6. Aviation Jobs... I think it's more difficult for women to find mentors, to get going in the first place. And if they want to fly for a career and have a family too, that is a huge challenge--- With many dynamics. I'm going to write about this exact thing during the Women of Aviation worldwide week.

    Thank you so much for your comment!

  7. Karlene...Got a huge favor to ask. Renton Christian School needs a free flight certificate at their annual Renton Christian School Auction. If you know of any way to partner with this school, I know it will attract much attention. You can email Desi Tucker at or email me at thanks Karlene! Sherry

  8. Sherry, we'll talk first of next week for sure!

  9. I hope Renton does something. I had so much fun last time. Hypothetically I'll have my license by then (hoping so since my instructor will be leaving to fly helicopters for the military in March). The weather will not cooperate at all.

  10. We will do something! We're plotting. Thinking. Something great will come of it. And, you will have your license! We do need some good weather!

  11. Karlene you certainly are a fantastic role model, Lauren is going to make a difference to young girls, she is volunteering for the guiding association helping young girls aged 5 - 7 take part in activities, here in the UK it's called Rainbows, her name has been chosen by the kids and they chose Tulip. Just hope when her flying lessons start in June//July this year, she can talk to the kids about it and maybe get them interested in flying :)

  12. Jo, That's incredible! Lauren is starting out the right way. I'm excited for her to be starting her lessons. You'll have to send pictures. And I'm sure she'll get them excited about flying.


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