PHOTO: Women in aviation

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I received this photo of Virgin Group president and founder Sir Richard Branson with Virgin America pilots Melinda Senior, Kim Gabrelcik, and Angela Cailliau from the San Francisco-based carrier.

Says Virgin America: 

Sir Richard keynoted the general session of the 2009 California Women’s Conference with Gov. Schwarzenegger and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Baer. Sir Richard and the panel discussed the success of micro-loans to female borrowers in the third world, the importance of risk-taking, and the need for more women to enter fields, like aviation, where a fresh perspective is needed.

Virgin America, the only California-based airline, was the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2009 Women’s Conference. Speakers and attendees from across the country flew into Los Angeles for the two-day conference via Virgin America’s award-winning service.  Other speakers at the conference included such notables as Annie Leibovitz, Madeleine Albright, Alicia Keyes, Candace Bushnell and Caroline Kennedy.

A lot of great women in that list, but a special hats off to the women in aviation!

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3 Responses to PHOTO: Women in aviation

  1. riff_raff October 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    Sir Richard looks like kind of a sissy with his arm in a sling while surrounded by chicks.

    And while Sir Richard’s somewhat plain-looking gals might know how to land an A320 in a crosswind, they can’t hold a candle to the sexy, cold-blooded killers in Mohmmar Qadaffi’s personal bodyguard:,,1536193_1,00.jpg

  2. Bob October 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    He reminds me of Jeff Spicoli…

  3. missweed November 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    the girls on the left look good but look at the one on the right! haha! ;)

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