This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first female flight in space.
On June 23, Mireille Goyer, a Tsawwassen pilot and founder of the Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week initiative, received the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association's President Award for her dedication for introducing girls and women to flying. The award is presented to the person or persons who made an outstanding contribution to private aviation.
Tsawwassen pilot Mireille Goyer was one of a group of pilots from the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Switzerland who gathered at England's Headcorn Aerodrome and France's Le Touquet Airport earlier this month to celebrate the centennial of the first airplane flight across the English Channel with a woman pilot at the controls, American Harriet Quimby.
Tsawwassen pilot Mireille Goyer was honoured last month with the 2011 Let's Go Flying Award for her efforts to draw women into aviation.