Women take to the skies over Bathurst

MAIDEN FLIGHT: Flight instructor Claire Ferguson takes Erin Mellor for a spin at the Women with Wings event at Bathurst airport.

MAIDEN FLIGHT: Flight instructor Claire Ferguson takes Erin Mellor for a spin at the Women with Wings event at Bathurst airport.

BATHURST women were flying high on Saturday, taking to the skies as part of the Women with Wings aviation program.

The event, held world wide, aims to introduce more women to flying.

Eighty-seven women participated in the program at Bathurst Airport, which saw them learn more about flying doing everything from mapping their flight to assisting the pilots in the air.

Tickets to the event were free, and so hotly contested  that the event was booked out within days of launching.

Event organiser, David Carroll, said he was over the moon with the way the day went.

“Everyone had a brilliant time, “ he said, adding the feedback from those who went up with the pilots was fantastic.

The women were flown around Bathurst, including over Mount Panorama.

The event was made possible thanks to assistance from the Bathurst Aeroclub, along with Central West Flying, who provide pilots and planes, and Aero Refullers, who provided fuel for the planes.

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