Article Source over here: Celebrating Women in Aviation
Independence Aviation’s celebration of Women’s History Month continues with this story about the new film showcasing the accomplishments of women in the aviation industry.
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Indie Atlantic film produced in Lakeland highlights women in aviation — News — News Chief — Winter Haven, FL “In modern society, we still have that ingrained — that girls don’t go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math fields) because they don’t do those things,” said Wiatt, who’s making her directorial debut with the feature-length film “Fly Like a Girl” to dispel that myth. …
Article Source here: 2017 Outstanding Aviator Award
Major Heather Penney will be awarded the 2017 annual Outstanding Aviator Award! The award will be presented by the Wings Club Foundation at their annual meeting, and International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) during a presentation that will take place on March 29, 2017 at The Yale Club in New York City.
As soon as Congress opened combat aviation to women, Penney applied to the Air National Guard to fly F-16’s, and was the first woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron.
Penney is being recognized for her service to our country when on September 11, 2001, she was one of two pilots asked to take action and protect the airspace over Washington D.C that morning. Her mission was to take down the hijacked airliner United Flight 93 by any means necessary. However, because of the urgency of the situation, there hadn’t been enough time to actually arm her F-16. …