On March 8, 2010 to celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots and Women’s Day, women pilots from around the world will attempt to set a new worldwide flying record: the most women pilots introducing a woman to flying in one single day - and Ghana is participating!
Raymonde De Laroche, an experienced French balloonist, was the first woman to earn a pilot license worldwide on March 8, 1910. She was the first but certainly not the last. One century later, the woman pilot population has grown tremendously and women pilots are making breakthroughs each and every day.
However, women pilots still represent less than 7% of the total pilot population in most countries. One of the challenges for the next century is to encourage more women to join the pilot population. “Flying is the best possible thing for women.” said Raymonde De Laroche upon receiving her pilot license. Nothing can inspire a woman to learn to fly more than meeting a woman who became a pilot.