In 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license. On Saturday, March 10, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate her achievements at the museum’s seventh annual free family day. The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sporty’s now offers a fourth app in its series of apps for aviation conventions and airshows. Having produced apps for Sun ‘n Fun, EAA AirVenture and AOPA Expo, Sporty’s has now developed an app for the 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas, from March 8-10.
Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, 200 girls, ages 10 to 17, will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about career opportunities in aviation at the Women in Aviation International annual conference in March.
Air racers, a WASP, the first woman aeronautical engineer, and one of the first women airplane mechanics for the United States Navy will soon be inducted into Women in Aviation, International’s Pioneer Hall of Fame.
Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.