Tuesday, June 29, 2010
CarolAnn Garratt at International Women's Air and Space Musuem
I attended CarolAnn Garrat's talk tonight at the Women's International Air and Space Museum, located at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.
CarolAnn's mother died of ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) in April 2002. A pilot for many years, this event spurred her to attempt to raise money for ALS research by using her love of aviation as a springboard. In 2003 she flew around the world, a 7 month trip, raising awareness of ALS along the way. (She paid for the trip herself, all funds donated went to ALS).
In 2008, she and pilot Carol Foy flew around the world, this time a "dash" taking 8 days, 12 hours and 20 minutes, setting a record for fastest flight around the world in a small plane.
In this talk, Garratt talked about the 2009 trip.
I'll have more to say about it, and the IWASM, tomorrow.