Our summary video for the 2012 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week is published. Thanks to the kindness of the Pink Floyd group and more particularly, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, we receive the authorization to present the highlights of the week to the song of the fantastic “Learning to fly” song.
The video covers the historical event that took place simultaneously at England’s Headcorn Aerodrome and France’s Le Touquet Airport and celebrated the centennial of Harriet Quimby’s flight across the English Channel as well as the activities at the top 3 “Most Female Pilot Friendly” airports worldwide, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Frederick, Maryland, U.S., and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
From the day Aircraft Spruce opened its doors in 1965, there was a woman playing a fundamental role – Flo Irwin. Husband Bob, a pilot, knew airplane parts and Flo knew how to keep the customers coming back. Together, they turn their small company into a worldwide distributor of aircraft parts and pilot supplies. Today, Bob and Flo’s oldest son, Jim, an experienced pilot, and his wife Nancy, a private pilot, continue to expand the business.
With such a track record of including women in its aviation business, it is no wonder than Aircraft Spruce chose to celebrate Women of Aviation Worldwide Week by offering gift cards to participating pilots. We welcome Aircraft Spruce as our latest Bronze Sponsor. Please visit the website of this truly women-friendly aviation business. Find them on Twitter and Facebook.
“It was fantastic! We had a wonderful pilot, Luz, who allowed both my teenage daughters to take a turn flying the plane. It was a blast, they were THRILLED, and both want to take flying lessons now. (I loved it too, and was jealous that it wasn’t practical for me to have a turn as well.) We all feel very grateful for this program.” — Mary, Frederick, MD, USA