Annually, the week of March 8th is used to recognize the women in aviation past, present, and future on a global scale. When “the sky’s the limit” or there’s “no ceiling” that should mean there are no restrictions, including gender. As Walt Disney is credited to have said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
From the pioneering women, such as Bessie Coleman (first African-American & Native American woman to receive their pilot license), Jerrie Mock (first woman to solo around the world), Phoebe Omlie (first woman to receive an aircraft mechanic’s license), and of course, Amelia Earhart (first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross), to the future fliers of tomorrow women have, are, and continue to leave a lasting imprint on history. Their accomplishments are worth celebrating, and a great way to do that is by familiarizing yourself with what they’ve done, who they are, and what possibilities are available to you!