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.

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…