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Northampton Airport Competes for Women Of Aviation Week Title

NorthamptonRich MacIsaac, chief flight instructor at Northampton Airport in Massachusetts says that a common question he encounters throughout his work is why there are so few women pilots. Rich and his colleagues are working to not just find an answer, but a solution to that question.  Northampton is a female friendly airport eager to compete for the Women Of Aviation Week title.

Recently, they had three female student pilots solo in the very same week! In addition, one of their prior students, went on to become a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. The possibilities are endless as to what their future female pilots will accomplish, all because of the airport’s participation in Women Of Aviation Week.

“We are looking forward to giving some ladies a glimpse at what the aviation world is all about!  The airport is buzzing with excitement!” says event organizer, Holly Lurgio.

Girls and women are invited to visit Northampton airport on March 9th and 10th for free flights and static displays.  Pilots from a variety of backgrounds will be available to speak with and to answer questions.

On March 9th and 10th in Northampton, Rich’s new popular question may be, “Where are all the men?”

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