When it comes to women flying it seems Mum and Dad are the main influencers and supporters!
Last weekend we were at the ILAS fly-in at their airfield in Wexford - this weekend I flew into Birr for the Annual Birr Breakfast Fly-In, which this year was in aid of the local St.Vincent De Paul. Over 40 aircraft flew in and while the hungry crews sat down to a full Irish Breakfast I spoke to some of the many women in aviation that were at the event from recently soloed students to experienced pilots and instructors.
Over €2,000 was raised from visitors on the ground and from the visiting aircraft who attended from all over Ireland, despite the challenging weather conditions. This figure will be added to funds already raised at other events this year to a total of over €252,000. Plans are now firmly in place that this will be an annual event.