100 Years of Women in the Air
Friday 13th April 2012 (7.00pm - 8.00pm)
The Tipsy Nipper
Last August we celebrated "100 Years of Women in the Air" in honour of Hilda Hewlett who, on 29th August 1911 became the first woman in the UK to earn a Pilot's License. The day was planned around a number of displays on the theme of "Women and Flying" and offering visitors, particularly female visitors, the opportunity to fly with us.
The event was also attended by Deputy Lieutenant of Fife Elizabeth Childs and Tricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament.
All the women flown on the day were invited to sign a specially-commissioned Signature Board to commemorate the event and we managed to compile no less than 23 signatures on the day! In addition, the British Women Pilots Association held a UK-wide competition for clubs to encourage as many women as possible to take to the air and Fife Flying Club is proud to have come third in the UK (the winners being Cornwall Flying Club at Bodmin - 102 women flown).
On Friday 13th April, we're arranging an official unveiling of the framed Signature Board and special guests attending the evening include Margaret Dean, Lord Lieutenant of Fife, Elizabeth Childs, Deputy Lieutenant of Fife and Tricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament.
The success of the Flying Club would not exist without the contribution of our members, so we would be delighted to welcome as many members along as possible. There will be a buffet and wine reception, the unveiling ceremony, then a chance to catch up with other members.
Please note, this event will be formal dress.