WOMEN IN AVIATION

Women in aviation: Realities of the profession Posted on September 17, 2020 by Lola Reid Allin SKIES MAGAZINE Editor’s note: Lola Reid Allin is a writer, photographer, adventurer and commercial pilot based in Ontario. This is part 4 of a 5-part series by Lola about the under-representation of women in commercial aviation. Click to read part 1, part 2 and part 3. …

Women in aviation: Part 3 of 5 LANDMARK CASES

Women in Aviation ~ Canada, USA, Australia, & Britain Posted on September 16, 2020 by Lola Reid Allin Editor’s note: Lola Reid Allin is a writer, photographer, adventurer and commercial pilot based in Ontario. This is part 3 of a 5-part series by Lola about the under-representation of women in commercial aviation. Click to read part 1 and part 2. In…

Women in Aviation: The Hard Facts

Skies Magazine http://www.skiesmag.com Editor’s note: Lola Reid Allin is a writer, photographer, adventurer and commercial pilot based in Belleville, Ont. This is part 2 of a 5-part series by Lola about the under-representation of women in commercial aviation. Read part 1 here. In 1960, one in 21,417 licensed pilots in America was female. By 1980, the…

Day 1: Baffin Island Trek

July 30, 2019. Uneventful flight (that the way we like them!) from Ottawa (CYOW) to Iqaluit (CYFB, the FB derived from the English name Frobisher Bay). Tomorrow we’ll be on the 09:00 flight from CYFB to Qikiqtarjuaq, the Inuktituk word for Big Island, and start our 98 km hike of Auyuittuq National Park.

Girls CAN Fly

Saturday May 11—A fabulous day at Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre introducing the wonderful world of aviation to girls, age 8-18.  

Armchair Travel to the Snows of Kilimanjaro

Come with me to the Snows of Kilimanjaro – Part II of the Armchair Traveller Photography Series – Save the date – Thursday December 13, 2018 – 6:30 – 7:30 Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street Belleville Public Library

Three days in Tokyo: Ameyoko Market

Ueno District is the closest thing to Old Tokyo. Local Japanese, ex-pats, and visitors all come to Ameyoko Market to eat at their favorite restaurant or search for the ideal bargain at the hundreds of one room shops. Neon-lights and red lanterns (and nearby red lantern streets with sex-clubs and prostitutes) cast a mysterious glow…

The Lookout: El Mirador

The first snake I saw on this “snake-infested” trek was a False Coral Snake or maybe a Coral Snake or maybe a Milk Snake.  The only thing certain about this tiny, 1/2 diameter x 12″ long juvenile snake was it was a serpent (though I think it was a “plant”). The night before, as I walked…

Time to spare, go by air – Toronto

“Hey mister, over here. Are you blind? Help! Aidez-moi! Why can’t the security cameras identify me? Mayday-Mayday-Mayday.” I’ve been spinning around this carousel for hours, loop after loop. I should have been airborne two hours ago. Instead, I’m stuck on the ground at this damn airport. If I get any dizzier I’m gonna’ decorate the…