Girls DO Fly Exhibitors

Dateline: MAY 11, 2019 Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre hosts GIRLS CAN FLY to encourage girls (and women!) to follow in the footsteps of Eileen Vollick (2 August 1908 – 27 September 1968) who became Canada’s first licensed female pilot March 13, 1928.

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.  

The Sky’s the Limit!

On June 25th, 2016 I attended the CFB Trenton Airshow on the very day that my dear friend and former student, Joyce Spring was celebrating her birthday.  This serendipity prompted me to post a blog about her second book, The Sky’s the Limit (2006).    Joyce’s first book, Daring Lady Flyers (1994), highlighting the stories of daring…

Canadian Women in the Sky

Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. Anecdotes, histories, and first person interviews compiled by Elizabeth Gillan Muir Ph.D. chronicle Canadian aviation landmarks by women.  Gillan Muir begins with the first flights by females as aircraft passengers and their progress from stewardesses to bush pilots to airline pilots to astronauts. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing our story with…

Lola goes flying

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.   Helen Keller (1880-1968) My first flight. Following the birth of my only sibling in April, my parents planned what was intended to be our “most wonderful vacation”.  The four of us, my parents, my four-month-old sister, Lynn, and seven-year-old me, would be traveling to our semi-annual family…