March 11th marks the tenth anniversary of women pioneering, perseverance, and progress with the Alberta Aviation Museum’s Women of Aviation Worldwide Week Celebration Event! From 11:00am – 4:00 pm, historic Hangar 14 will come alive for families and aviation enthusiasts of all ages to explore one of Canada’s fastest growing industries!
From Margaret Littlewood’s first foray in WWII pilot training to Rosella Bjornson’s assignment as the first female jet airline pilot in Canada; there are countless stories to learn and explore through the museum’s interactive family activities and scavenger hunts spread throughout the event. Aircraft that are typically closed to the public will be opening their doors for those gearing to feel what it is like in the seat of a cockpit. Looking for a chance to fly an aircraft? The Museum’s Red Bird Simulator lab can provide opportunities to fly a selection of 8 different aircraft.
Get inspired by the possibilities of a profession in the sector. The hangar’s spacious event hall will host the largest career fair of aviation professionals in the history of this annual event. Meet real-life pilots, air-traffic controllers, and aviation technicians from some of the top industry leaders. Keynote speakers will highlight their career successes and answer questions throughout!
- Akhil Rooprai – Mount Royal University
- Hannah McKay – Edmonton Flying Club
- Nova Andrews – Elevate Aviation Learning Centre
Career Fair Guests Include:
- NAV Canada
- Mount Royal University – Aviation Program
- Edmonton Flying Club
- Elevate Aviation – Learning Centre
This annual celebration is part of International Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW); a global aviation awareness week for girls of all ages to mark the anniversary of the world’s first female pilot licence (March 8, 1910). The week is a call to address gender imbalance in the air and space industry.
Advance tickets on on-sale now! Pre-purchase your tickets online between now and March 11th.