Women of Aviation Week Shaping Up

Women of Aviation Week is coming together and is set for the week of March 3-9. Organizer (and Canadian Aviator columnist) Mireille Goyer said at least 10 events on three continents have been announced and there are more to come. For the first time, Australia is involved in the week, which is aimed at introducing girls and women to aviation.

gulfstreamgirl copyThe celebrity roster for this year’s events includes Carole Pilon, a Bombardier test pilot and air show wingwalker. She will be joined at a big event at Mirabel Airport by British pilot Polly Vacher, who circumnavigated the earth west to east and over the poles.

At the College Park Aviation Museum, a special guest will be Nadia Marcinko, a former top model who is now a commercial pilot and flight instructor and writes a popular blog under the name Gulfstream Girl. Marcinko will be joined by Aude Lemordant, the current world aerobatic champion and an Air France pilot.