“Aviation is a boys club. When you go out to your local airport, you don’t see a lot of other women around, so it’s not like we’re naturally welcomed into that environment.”
Amelia Earhart was teased about her name as a teenager, but she came to embrace the legacy of her famous namesake. Growing up in Southern California and Boulder Colorado she had her first flight lesson at aged 21. 2 ½ years ago she established the Fly with Amelia Foundation to provide flight training scholarships to girls all around the country. Earhart says that only 4% of commercial airline pilots are women.
Earhart will speak about her experience on Tuesday April 14th at 6pm at the Hotel Boulderado for the Democratic Women of Boulder County.