Sunday, November 30, 2008

Amy Laboda

(One of the women who's photos appear on the new International Women's Air and Space Museum commemorative deck of playing cards.)

For more info on women in aviation see my website: Winged Victory.

Amy Laboda
1) does not have an entry at Wikipedia.
2. Is profiled at Women in Aviation International: http://www.wai.org/board/laboda_amy.cfm
Amy began pilot lessons at age 15. She soloed at 16 and earned her private pilot certificate two days after her seventeenth birthday. She continued flying while earning a Liberal Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York; by the time she graduated she was an instrument-rated commercial pilot and before the year was out she had earned her instructor's rating.

She's had a variety of careers in the aviation fields, and is currently head of Marketing Arts, and does freelance editing for magazines such as: Flight Training, Dive Training and AOPA Pilot. She is also editor of Aviation For Women magazine.

She's married, has two kids, and along with her hubby is an avid scuba diver.

She wrote a series of articles on her attempt, with her husband, to build a kit plane:
http://www.sbwire.com/news/view/22601
and gave a talk about it at LoPresti (Vero Beach, Florida) on November 1, 2008.

http://www.buildaplane.org/ (Unfortunately and as usual, looks like all the participants are male. C'mon, girls!)

Check out some articles she's written:
http://www.avweb.com/blogs/insider/AVwebInsiderBlog_RealCostOfFlying_198508-1.html: The Real Cost of Flying

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