Calling All Women Pilots – Westminster Starts Local Ninety-Nines Chapter
Organization Seeks to Generate Interest in Women in Aviation
From Amelia Earhart, to Bobbi Trout, to Dora Strother, the Ninety-Nines has a rich and distinguished membership list of amazing women aviators. Since 1929, the Ninety-Nines has provided opportunities for female fliers to gather, share stories and provide mentorship to each other.
Westminster is organizing a local chapter of the Ninety-Nines, with a kickoff meeting Oct. 16, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Gore Auditorium in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. The meeting will include a film screening of Wings of their Own, and a chance to talk to other female pilots.
“With women representing less than 7% of all licensed pilots, the Ninety-Nines hopes to promote women in aviation,” said Gail Klofstad, Westminster aviation resource manager and Ninety-Nines coordinator. “Westminster’s aviation program currently is comprised of 12% women, but it’s been found that women pilots often appreciate additional mentoring and support. We wanted to create an organization that attracts and retains quality female pilots.”
The Ninety-Nines has a rich history of women combat pilots, astronauts, commercial pilots and other aviators. All women pilots and supporters are welcome to come out and attend the event.
For more information on Westminster’s first Ninety-Nines meeting, contact Gail Klofstad at 801-832-2671. For additional information on the Ninety-Nines, visit www.ninety-nines.org/.
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