At events all over the country last week, Canadian women aviators encouraged other women to consider aviation as a pastime or vocation.
It was Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, founded and led by Canadian Aviator columnist Mireille Goyer and the Canadian events, from B.C. to Quebec, were among celebrations and networking sessions held all over the world.
Mirabel and Lachute Airports in Quebec hosted events which included participation by Carole Pilon, Bombardier’s only female test pilot (for 13 years), Carol Pilon, a Gatineau wingwalker and Carol Ann Garrat, who has flown around the world three times.
Mirabel has the unique distinction of being the only airport in the world to formally acknowledge the first licensed female aviator, Raymonde de la Roche with a sign on the airport.