Calhoun Air Center honored for helping women pilots soar

By by Dianna Wray - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
March 20, 2012 at 4:05 p.m.
Updated March 19, 2012 at 10:20 p.m.

From flying a crop dusting plane to being an astronaut, there aren't many women in aviation.

The Calhoun Air Center is working to change that, and their efforts have been acknowledged by the Women of Aviation Worldwide.

The Women of Aviation Worldwide awarded the flight training facility the Certified Women Friendly Flight Training Facility seal.

The seal acknowledges that Calhoun Air Center is a good place for women to learn to fly. This is the second year the air center has received this award.

"There are a lot of flight schools out there where the female pilots do what they have to do, but there are a lot of horror stories," Calhoun Air Center Public Relations Coordinator Jasmine Gordon said.

The seal shows that Calhoun Air Center actively supports women in aviation, Gordon said.

Gordon said it's important for women to realize there are many opportunities open to them in aviation. It doesn't have to remain a male-dominated industry, she said.

"There are so many different things you can do out there," she said. "We're just trying to promote that and to let girls know there are options for them. The sky is the limit."



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