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iWOAW celebrates 100 years of female pilots of all races

By 1920, women had piloted all kinds of aircraft, crossed large bodies of water, flown in combat, and obtained patents for aircraft design. These women had a lot in common. They were daring, determined, resourceful and, Caucasians.  That would not last. In 1918, Tadashi Hyodo became the world’s first Asian woman to take flight training at the Tsudanuma aviation school in Japan. At the time, one minute of flight cost 2 yens or 1/20 of a …

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Women Of Aviation Week 2020 Attracts Record Numbers of Women and Girls

76,000 girls of all ages attended 316 aviation outreach events organized to celebrate the 10th annual Women Of Aviation Week, March 2-8, 2020 Launched 10 years ago to celebrate the March 8 anniversary of the world’s first female pilot licence obtained by Raymonde de Laroche in 1910, Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) is now widely celebrated across the globe. During the Week’s 10th edition, March 2-8, 2020, 76,000 women and girls attended 316 aviation …

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5 cool Women Of Aviation Week event ideas that do not cost anything but time

Some Women Of Aviation Week event organizers dedicate more than 600 volunteer hours to organize large and intricate community events with thousands of women and girls in attendance. Their events may combine thousands of Fly It Forward® flights, experiential activities, industry booths, static aircraft displays, and interactions with notable female role models. These types of event do not only require extensive time investment and a resource-generous geographic location, they also require funds. They represent only …

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It pays to WOAW

To Fly It Forward® each year during WOAW yields its own rewards. Knowing that each WOAW action is transforming lives and bringing us closer to a gender-balanced air and space industry is priceless. But since the inception of Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week 10 years ago, iWOAW and its allies have worked tirelessly to reward each reported good deed – during WOAW (March 2-8 in 2020) and throughout the rest of the year. WOAW Points …

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58,000 Women and Girls Discover Aviation During #WOAW19

iWOAW Received 227 WOAW Activity Reports From 39 Countries During the 9th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 4-10, 2019, individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations united across the globe to celebrate women’s past and present contributions to the air and space industry and introduced 58,000 women and girls to the industry’s multi-faceted opportunities. The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) received 227 event reports from 39 countries participating in the annual Fly It …

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