Monday Mention: Women In Aviation

This week, we commemorate and celebrate those women who have taken their dreams to the skies.  Not only have they taken their dreams with them, they have also inspired other young women to line up and take off their dreams.  The truth is, we need more women in aviation and I personally do everything that I can to advertise and encourage this. 
When I think of Women in Aviation, several women come to mind and would love to share, or mention, on this Monday, as they always not only took their dreams off, but have also encouraged, other women to do the same.  They also happen to be aviation authors.

Syd Blue
Syd came to mind today as I was formulating my thoughts about this week - Women In Aviation.  I ran into Syd online a while back when I learned that she had published her book "Fly Girl" and she also has come out with the book, "Circle."  Syd launched a website "Fly Girl: Life In The Skies" and she can be followed on Twitter as well!  I highly recommend following her on Twitter and visiting her website where all of her books can be found. 


Karlene Petitt

I ran into Karlene online a few years back sitting in the very spot in which I am now typing this post.  I often wondered what made her dreams take off, not only for herself, but how she has come to inspire and encourage other women to fly.  She tells everyone how in her newest book, "Flight To Success: Be The Captain of Your Life."  I highly recommend this book as well as her aviation thrillers in the Flight series, "Flight For Control" and "Flight For Safety"  I also highly recommend that you read her latest post on her website about Women In Aviation and especially to catch the story of the little girl who can fly at only two years old! 
Karlene has been a tremendous inspiration and asset to this blog and even well before it was known as "Captain Aboard."
So many other great aviatrixes have come to mind when I think of this week.  Namely, the late Nancy-Bird Walton, a student of the late Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, who was one of the pioneers of Australian aviation.

For the women that have taken off and joined the aviation community, all I can say is, we need more of you.  You have made so many paramount contributions to the industry and it only has just begun.  If there are any young women who are out there and are thinking of taking their first flight lesson - do it.  It's time to fuel your passion.  There are so many opportunities awaiting for you, so many levels to climb - most of all - you have a support system, a community, most of all a family awaiting to welcome you with open arms.   
If you are a female flyer and would love to be mentioned this week, feel free to send a DM on Facebook or Twitter.  You can always contact this blog at 
Have a great week!


  1. Jeremy, Thank you so much! And being beside Syd is such an honor. She's an amazing lady!! And supporting the industry, and inspiring young ladies. Thank you so much!!!

    1. Karlene, it is my pleasure. We need so many more women to come into the skies. Many male pilots have voiced this to me. Noting the last aviation meeting I went to a 744 Captain made several minutes of his time to mention this need - of course I brought you up!

  2. Thanks, Jeremy! Thanks, Karlene! You're the one who wrote an inspiring and life-changing book. Thanks for sharing your life and secrets with the world. "Flight to Success" is such a great read.

    1. You are so welcome, Syd! They are great books. The more books and programs to promote this cause will be amazing. Every little bit helps... And you are very much apart of it!!


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