Learning to fly with an award winning Female Flight Instructor can be rewarding and fun! While you are excited to embark on this new adventure, you also want to feel safe and confident.
Do you know that most women (and many men) would prefer to take lessons from a woman flight instructor?
From my own experience, when you begin learning to fly, you are likely entering an arena where you have little or no knowledge or experience. You are already unsure embarking down this path. You want someone that listens and is patient, explaining things in a different way, if you don't get it the first time. Because I’ve been there, I want to make this as positive and as fun an experience as possible.
The top 5 reasons that women (and men) give that are important for choosing a female flight instructor:
• "Women listen and have more empathy."
• "Women are accepting of me and others."
• "The whole experience is treated with an emphasis on the process of learning rather than just results."
• "A woman approaches the training more like a coach who wants to make a difference, rather than being egocentric and abrupt."
• "Women tend to be more encouraging - and that is what I need."
If you are a woman learning to fly, you will be a member of women aviators, and you can see you are a special breed.
And finding that special female flight instructor is that much more important.
Watch Sue do the preflight during a flight lesson - then takeoff!!!
THE NINETY-NINES, INC.
International Organization of Women Pilots
(taken from the 99s website)
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots has continued and expanded that mission. Today, the organization promotes world fellowship through flight, provides networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community and preserves the unique history of women in aviation.
Following in the footsteps of these early 99s, our members are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly "for the fun of it!".
Women in Aviation
I n t e r n a t i o n a l
(taken from the WAI website)
This organization is dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
The members are represented in the broad scope of aviation - general, corporate, commercial and military. WAI members include aeronautical engineers, pilots, maintenance technicians, educators, air traffic controllers, avionics technicians, airport managers, business owners, dispatchers, artists, students, flight attendants and enthusiasts.