Posts Tagged ‘Women of Aviation Worldwide Week’

Frederick Municipal Airport is Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Frederick Municipal Airport is Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States

As part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2013 – a celebration of women in aviation, past, present, and future held annually during the week of March 8 – Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) sponsored Women Fly it Forward at the Frederick Municipal Airport. This was the third consecutive year that AIR has sponsored this great event, which like the 70 others like it worldwide, provides free flights to girls and women.

In 2011, the Frederick Municipal Airport provided 185 free flights, earning the distinction of being the “Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide.” In 2012, despite providing 59 more free flights than the year before, the airport failed to reclaim its title, receiving first runner up titles as the “Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States” and the “Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide.”

In 2013, at the Frederick Municipal Airport, pilots and volunteers provided 342 free flights throughout the week. This ranked the airport 4th worldwide and 1st in the United States, earning the Frederick Municipal Airport the distinction of being the “Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States.”

AIR will host an awards cookout on April 19, 2013 to honor this great accomplishment.

Women Fly it Forward: Frederick Municipal Airport is the “Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the United States”

“I am continuously impressed with the community at this airport and how they eagerly take on the challenge of introducing women to aviation,” said Victoria Zajko, event organizer and AIR employee. “I know Women Fly it Forward will continue to be a huge success.”

Victoria also serves as one of the board of directors for the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide  and is the U.S. Team Leader for Women Of Aviation Week. As part of her duties, she helped coordinate 23 other events throughout the U.S.

AIR is a Certified Female Friendly Business

At AIR, we not only provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, but we also pride ourselves in our mission to help spread equality in the aviation industry. That is why we employ both male and female agents and pilots here to serve you and all of your aviation needs.

To find out more about Women Fly it Forward and Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, please contact AIR by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.

Women and Aviation: Where are all the Female Pilots?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

In 1910, Raymonde de Laroche became the world’s first licensed female pilot. She declared that flying was ideal for women as it didn’t rely on strength as much as mental coordination. It was Laroche’s hope that other women would follow her lead and flock to aviation. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

More than 100 years after Laroche, women are still relatively scarce in aviation.

Today, in an era where the percentage of female doctors, lawyers, and police officers is on the rise, around 25%, the percentage of female pilots remains relatively low, around 6%. Because of this, many people still have the misconception that aviation is for the boys. This could not be further from the truth!

It is the hope of organizations and events – like Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week – to advocate for greater diversity in the aviation industry.

Aviation Insurance Resources Supports Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

The idea behind Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, scheduled for March 4-10 of 2013, is to help shape the future of aviation by introducing girls and women to the opportunities that aviation has to offer.

Now that is a mission that Aviation Insurance Resources can really get behind! In fact, AIR’s own Victoria Neuville serves as a WOAW U.S. Team leader and organizer for events in Frederick, Maryland.

2012 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

The Women Of Aviation Worldwide community welcomes anyone (man or woman, boy or girl), association, and corporation who believes that:

  • The aviation industry would be better off with more women involved.
  • Each one of us has the power to make a difference.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today!

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