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

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…

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…