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…

Skies Magazine: Women in Aviation

Notes from females at the controls Posted on September 14, 2020 by Lola Reid Allin Editor’s note: Lola Reid Allin is a writer, photographer, adventurer and commercial pilot based in Belleville, Ont. This is part 1 of a 5-part series by Lola about the under-representation of women in commercial aviation. In the 40 years since my first flight…

Guelph: Trek to the Snows of Kilimanjaro

A big THANK YOU to the 70+ attendees who trekked virtually with me to the 19,351’/5895 metre high summit of Kilimanjaro hosted by the Guelph Public Library. I’m pictured here with some of my friends and fellow aviators from Waterloo on the Grand 99s.

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.  

I joined the 99s

When I started my flying career in 1979, the The Ninety-Nines celebrated their 50th Birthday. As the only international organization of female pilots in the world, I considered joining the 99s founded by my hero Amelia Earhart and named after the original 99 members. Had I joined the 99s, I likely would have benefited from…