April 25, 2019

Girls Take Flight 2019


The First Canadian Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an association of female pilots, is holding their annual Girls Take Flight outreach event at the Durham Flight Centre at the Oshawa airport (CYOO) in Ontario this coming Saturday, April 27.

The objective of the all-day free event is to open the minds of girls and young women to the career possibilities in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Ontario’s Porter Airlines will be displaying a Bombardier Q400, whose on-site crew will all be women. Other aircraft on display will include a Piper Navajo Chieftain, a Pitts Special S2 aerobatic aircraft, an RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter, an Antonov An-2 biplane, and more.

Booths representing the Air Cadets, Air Canada, Sunwing and more will be set up at the venue with female pilots and others in the aviation field on hand to answer questions.

“Last year was our most successful year yet with a thousand people in attendance and over 200 young girls and women taken for their first flights in a small general aviation aircraft,” Girls Take Flight volunteer Anna Rusinowski told eFlight.

Although pre-registration is available, those interested who haven’t pre-registered are welcome anyway. See the poster below for more information, or check out their website.

Photo credits: Gustavo Corujo
GTF Poster