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ISA+21 was founded in 1978 when twenty-one women airline pilots
came together for their first conference.
Our purpose is to provide camaraderie and support for women airline pilots.
Join us and be a part of our mentoring and philanthropy!
We raise scholarship money and have donated over $1 MILLION
to women aspiring to be airline pilots.
We gave away over $60,000 in 2017!
OUR CONFERENCES ARE SO MUCH FUN!
TORONTO, CANADA MAY 9-11, 2017
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The silent auction at our conference is our primary fund raiser, but we accept donations all year.
ISA+21 member Miyukiko Kostelny wins the American Airlines 737 Type Rating!
Sherry Anderson Type Rating Fund
David Mandot CFI Fund
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Scholarships Awarded at WAI
We chose our scholarship winners from a cadre of extremely qualified applicants and awarded $60,000 in scholarships.
We signed up over thirty new members, bringing us to 450 strong!
There are more pictures on our private Facebook page.
We do not announce at the WAI Awards Banquet because it is too expensive.
We decided to save the $10,000 it would cost and award another type rating!
CAPTAIN BECKY HOWELL RETIRES FROM SOUTHWEST!
HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY, BECKY!
Becky Howell is pictured below
with copilot and ISA member Chriselda Beltran on her retirement flight 5/23/2017:
Becky lost the love of her life last month.
Please seen the donate button above for a scholarship in David Mandot's name.
Delta Settles With Flight Attendant Who Says She Had Nowhere to Pump Breast Milk by Annalyn Kurtz April 13, 2017
For new moms, pumping breast milk at work gets tricky no matter what the job.
But for airline crew members like flight attendants and pilots, it’s an even more complicated task.
Thank you ladies! Ming and I had a great experience.
We are grateful for all your help and the opportunity to get typed in the 737NG.
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ISA+21 = largest donor in the world of advanced flight scholarships for women
AIR NEW ZEALAND
Eighty years ago, Jean Batten broke a world record with the first solo flight from England to New Zealand. It took 11 days to make the record-breaking trip.
This week (10/21/2016), Air New Zealand celebrated the heroic solo journey taken by New Zealand's greatest aviator with an all-female flight crew flying from London to Auckland.
Quotes from Liz Jennings Clark in Travel Boom article:
Congratulations to three women
pilots who have recently upgraded to Captain!
Deborah Hecker (American Airlines), who is also a chief pilot!
Captain Aileen Marie (Atlas Air), who has achieved her
lifelong dream of left seat on the mighty 747!
Betsy Jordan Donovan (XOJET)—you deserved this promotion long ago!
These ladies have strived for 15 to 20 years to advance as pilots while
also pulling many other ladies up with them. Each one is a tremendous
role model as pilot and leader in aviation.
Captain Aileen Watkins and Check Airman Julie Morris in the Boeing747 simulator.
Woman Captain in Columbia
YOUNGEST CAPTAIN AT COLUMBIAN AIRLINE
SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN AVIATION: THE EFFECT OF MENTORING
UPS 747 pilots, Captain Shannon Jipsen and First Officer Michelle Booth.
ISA member Captain Tammy Blakey, First Officer Colleen Andersen, and Susan Shaw IRO flying from Los Angeles, California to Melbourne, Australia on a United B787.
Women Pilots Make Strides Internationally
All Woman Crews on Egypt Air
American Airlines Announces Paid Maternity Leave
If you run across an American Airlines employee with an extra spring to his or her step, it might be because of the carrier's new maternity policy. Effective March 1, 2017, many AA employees will receive “up to 10 weeks of fully paid time off to recover from pregnancy and delivery” and/or “up to $4,000 in financial support and positive space travel related to adoptions.” This covers both union and nonunion employees.
Delta Air Lines followed suit, announcing six weeks of paid time off after birth, but not for women pilots, who are union employees.
An article in August of last year highlighted the issues in the cockpit of being a new mom.
This is not just a female issue, it is a family issue that our country needs to address.
We all know better than to fly tired... but long haul flights and red eye flying are realities.
Until airlines get better at managing schedules, pilots will continue to monitor their own performance and find methods that work for them.
Hopefully our unions and airlines will work with us to find solutions for our fatigue issues.
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