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Jacqueline Pulido, A320 pilot

Jacqueline Pulido, from airline brat to A320 pilot & instructor

You could say that Jacqueline Pulido was born into aviation. Her parents met at Mexicana Airlines, fell in love, dated, and got married. Her mom was a flight attendant but decided to stop flying when she was 3-4 months pregnant with Jackie. She did not return to flying however she was a true aviation lover. Her support inspired Jacqueline to continue in her career and sustained her during setbacks. Jackie and her sisters were involved …

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Colette Morin, Glacier Air

Meet Colette Morin, flight school owner, chief pilot, and instructor for Glacier Air

Right now, Colette Morin is busy organizing her 10th Women Of Aviation Week event. Because of Covid this year, the event will be mostly virtual. In past years, Morin has been so effective with organizing events that she won the Most Acclaimed Organizer Worldwide Fly It Forward® Award twice and has seen more and more women start flying lessons. Meet this inspirational female role model. What are you currently doing in aviation? I am the …

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Wendy First to solo Challenge Winner

From supportive mom to flight instructor

Wendy Rose never set out to become a pilot. She was a content wife and the mother of a young girl with a big dream – becoming an astronaut. Her life changed dramatically when she decided to attend a Women Of Aviation Week event organized by FlyQuest in Huntsville, Alabama. She was there to support her daughter’s aspirations. She ended up competing successfully for the Fly It Forward® First-to-Solo Scholarship. The Fly It Forward® Challenge …

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Why Bessie Coleman learn to fly in France

This is why Bessie Coleman went to France to learn to fly

IWOAW is celebrating 100 Years of Female Pilots of all Races as part of Women Of Aviation Week 2021. Headlines and photos of WWI pilots and planes captivated the attention of Bessie Coleman but a dare by one of her brothers set her pilot career aspirations in motion. “You nigger women ain’t never goin’ to fly, not like those women I saw in France,” her brother John told her in front of her clientele at …

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Lindsay Kitson, from First-to-Solo Challenge winner to commercial pilot

“If you asked me if I thought women could be pilots, I would have said yeah, for sure. But it never occurred to me that it could be me.” Lindsay Kitson, First-to-Solo Challenge winner in 2013 Lindsay Kitson, a talented young writer afflicted by Asperger syndrome, was fascinated by flight but she never thought about becoming a pilot. In 2013, she attended a WOAW event in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and took iWOAW’s First-to-Solo Challenge. 38 …

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