Local Woman Aviator Goes Global to Mark 100-Year Anniversary

An international event is being organized by Mireille Goyer (pictured) — who got her pilot licence in 1991 — to mark and celebrate 100 years of women aviators.  The goal is to encourage other female pilots to introduce women to flying by taking them for a short flight, between March 6 to 12, and registering online at:


As Goyer says:  “We’re still in a minority … a tiny little minority.”

The global rundown:

Over 100 women from 13 countries had signed up to take part as of last week, she noted.  Goyer, a native of France, plans to fly in Paris and Los Angeles for the event.  She’ll be recognized at the Museum of Air and Space in Le Bourget, France.

“I’m so excited about that, especially since I’m from France originally. It’s pretty emotional for me.”

Read more here.

Additional related resources:

Women in Aviation and Space History

Women’s History Month 2010

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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