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Why Celebrating Amelia Earhart Sends the Wrong Message to the Women of Tomorrow

Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. She is remembered because she was lost.

I have a bone to pick with Amelia.

Not because she disappeared, but because while she was with us she gave the worst possible advice to a young girl thinking of a future career in aviation: “perfect yourself in secretarial work and obtain a position on the ‘fringes,’relying on your ability and desire in order to succeed.”

President John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University, Public Domain
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We Choose To Go To the Moon, Remembering JFK

Today we mark the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A man with unique vision and determination.

Thanks to him, humanity got to the moon and back. Admittedly, it was a reaction to the challenge of the advancing Russian Aerospace program. But rising up to meet challenges is what it takes to advance technology and reach the pinnacle of human endeavours.

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Turkish Airlines Debuts World’s First Live Broadcasted Flight

Turkish Airlines proves its Social Media genius again by becoming, not only the first airline, but the first brand to hold a live Periscope broadcast event. It features cabin crew adventures, in flight and on the ground, and earned the airline 5,118 new followers and 292,779 total likes.

Not a bad way to take-off on the platform.

Flight Chic is on Periscope (@designerjet) too. You may have missed the tour of the SITA Air Transport Information Summit ATIS2105 (my first broadcast). I can’t boast anything near Turkish Airlines’ numbers, but I have more special broadcasts planned this year. Keep an eye out for those!

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As Airbus Looks Forward to $4.6 Trillion Future, Boeing says more like $5.2 Trillion

Airbus predicts that commercial aviation will need 31,000 new aircraft with 100-seat or greater capacity, a market worth $4.6 Trillion over the next twenty years. It attributes this demand to growing passenger traffic.

Boeing projects new commercial aircraft demand to be worth $5.2 Trillion over the next twenty years, consisting of 36,770 new aircraft.