Fri, Aug 13, 2010
Up To 20 Balloons Will Fly October 8, 9 & 10
British pilot Allie Dunnington, who has conducted 51
introductions flights for the Centennial of Women Pilots, has
organized one-of-the-kind Women Pilots Ballooning Event in the U.K.
Women pilots from the U.K. and overseas will fly up to 20 hot air
The event will be co-located with the British Woman Pilot's
Association (BWPA) annual general meeting at Heythrop Park in the
U.K., and will provide a forum for fixed-wing pilots and
balloonists to exchange flight experiences.
Pilots who participate in the event will experience:
- Two to three days and (subject to weather) four to five flying
- Up to 20 hot air balloons flown by women pilots from UK and
- Private flights and a non-commercial organization.
- Fun competitions and small prizes.
- An informal social program at local hostels.
- An exchange of flight experiences between fixed wing pilots and
According to the organization "Gone With The Wind", for the past
37 years, there hasn’t been a balloon event in the UK that
specifically encouraged women to fly. Out of every 100 balloon
pilots only 5-6 are women. The organization says it would like to
encourage more women with lapsed licences to get back into flying
and to stimulate interest in younger people for this particular
form of aviation. Ballooning, they say, doesn’t require
enormous strength or deep pockets – it just needs a bit of
determination and more women could enjoy this fascinating, original
form of aviation.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of fun and friendly
competitions. The Heythrop Park Resort is offering special
discounted rates for the event.
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