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women of aviation worldwide week

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Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

More than 50,000 girls and women will attend events on four continents during the 7th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6- 12. They will meet women who chose a career in the aviation industry, learn about past women of aviation’s contributions, visit various work environments, and try some of the activities, including flying in small aircraft at some locations.

captain michel gordillo

Piloting a Homebuilt around the Poles merits FAI award & Advances Scientific Knowledge

Captain Michel Gordillo was recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) with a world record for being the first pilot to circumnavigate both the North and South Poles in a homebuilt aircraft weighing under 1,750 kilograms (3,858 pounds), and to be the first ever to fly a single-engine aircraft across Antarctica.