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Girls Fly Too!
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 08:27 PM UTC
Here in the states, one field after another seems always be opening its arms to qualified women. I had the pleasure to have met with on a few occasions the female CEO of Rite Aid Drugs stores several years ago. Other then her being a chain smoker, she really impressed me.

On one occasion a few years ago I was booked on a flight from West Palm Beach Florida to Islip New York. Of course the weather was horrendous, and every flight was cancelled by ours which was scheduled to depart at 9am but didn't get airborne to 5pm. The approach and landing at Islip was rough to say the least, but the pilot and crew did a fantastic job of putting it down on the numbers. when we departed the plane, the Pilot and crew greeted us. She was the prettiest Blonde Pilot I've ever met!! I'll fly with her any day of the week.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
Nice one Jessie

Many thanks for the report. Those statistics make for pretty shameful reading in this day and age...

All the best

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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 09:06 AM UTC
Brilliant! Just the sort of thing there should be much more of for girls and women. Plenty is done to promote youngsters, but usually with a male bias. Blokes seem to have an attitude that the sky is theirs and I can only think of a single situation where a woman has received any encouragement to fly, being given free private flying lessons(by Blokes, I'm pleased to say.)

Supplying equipment and FUEL for free is amazing.

Glad you enjoyed yourself, Jessica.


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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 07:30 AM UTC
Aeroscale Roving Reporter Jessica Cooper attended the 4th annual Girls Fly Too! weekend at Abbotsford, BC over the weekend of March 12th and 13th.

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