FlyDonna is an international outreach event for women pilot. Founded by Donatella Ricci, FlyDonna takes place annualy in Italy.
With a vast experience in aviation, from hot-air balloon pilot to being the first female President of the national hot-air balloon Federation, from astronaut selection to PR Chairlady of FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale - World Air Sports Federation) to pilot and flight instructor of several types of ultralight aircrafts, Donatella has created a meeting place for women in aviation of all ages and countries.
The initiative adheres to the spirit of FEWP (European Federation of Women Pilots) and ADA (Italian Organization Ladies Pilot - website in Italian language).
From the first edition Flydonna meetings are successful stories of women involved in the aerospace and aviation industry, women who enojy flying as a recreational activity, or simply enjoy being part of an international growing community.
Photo montage. Photographs © Irene Pantaleoni