Alumni of Distinction Award 2020 Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre

Thanks so much to everyone who helped me achieve my goals! Delighted to received this award, a recognition of:– WWFC’s first female Chief Flight Instructor (Class I Civil Aviation Instructor)– first Canadian female to fly the Twin Otter (DHC-6/300)– first female at DeHavilland/Flight Safety (Supervisor, DHC-6/300 Flight Training)– bush flying experience (Ontario, British Columbia), DHC-6/300…

WOMEN in AVIATION

Honoured to be recognized as the First Canadian Woman to fly the Twin Otter (DHC6/300) and to have my name on this wall along with Judy Adamson (first woman to fly the CL216), Judy Cameron (first female pilot with Air Canada) , and Rosella Bjornson (first female airline pilot in North America). Women in Aviation…

Women in Aviation Part 5 of 5

Women in aviation: Hope on the horizon Posted on September 18, 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 5 of a 5-part series by Lola about the under-representation of women in commercial aviation. Click to read part 1, part 2, part 3,…

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…

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…

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…