Celebrating Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

Calhoun Air Center at the Calhoun County Airport in Port Lavaca, Texas, will sponsor Girl Power 2 March 10-11, as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. Airport manager Dianna Stanger will be defending her title after 98 flights in a helicopter during last year’s Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.

Stanger and Victoria Holt will be giving the gift of first flights on March 10 and 11 at the Calhoun County Airport and Victoria Regional Airport. Girls interested in aviation will have the opportunity to receive a discovery flight free of charge if they are a part of a non-profit organization or church group in Calhoun or Victoria County. “The flight is free, the experience of flight is priceless,” Stanger said.

Together the pilots will be defending World titles as well as going for additional titles while enjoying the gift of first flights in a helicopter and airplane. The first year the crew was extremely successful flying away with several titles:

  • 2011 Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide: Dianna Stanger, Port Lavaca, Texas, Eurocopter EC120 (98 flights)
  • 2011 Most Creative Aviation Advocate: Jasmine Gordon, Port Lavaca
  • 2011 Most Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport Worldwide; 2nd runner up – Port Lavaca (PKV)

Plus there are contests the girls can enter in art, writing and photography Details may be found at CalhounAirCenter.com. Women of Aviation will award prizes.

To schedule your group call Jasmine Gordon at 361-746-8846.



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  1. MZNucci5 says

    This is a wonderful project, especially as the general aviation community works on developing the next generation of pilots!  Although sometimes regarded as a basically conservative, “mostly guys” group, in my years in GA, as a lawyer and airport property professional, I have gotten along just fine and had good camaraderie with and support from the fellows.

    Great to see General Aviation News publicizing these events; on behalf of all of us GA ladies, thank you!

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