I’m Emily, and I love flying. 


I passed my PPL in April 2016, but have been flying in light aircraft as a passenger for almost 6 years as my husband’s addiction began a bit before mine.

Being female and relatively young, I don’t exactly fit the mould for the typical private pilot. Granted, this has its upsides – it’s certainly a good talking point, and I’ve NEVER had to queue for the loos at an aviation event!

Flying is amazing, and having been lucky enough to experience it myself, I’d love to think that it might be possible to plant the idea in someone else’s head by sharing those experiences.

So why did I create Women on the Wing? 

Sharing the fun: Mostly I’ll be using this blog to post about flying experiences – photos, routes, recommendations for airfields and tips for exploring new places. Most of the flying we do is in the UK and Europe, but we’re heading further and further afield all the time so watch this space 🙂

Following progress with our kit-built plane: My husband and I have recently decided to build a Vans RV-14A kit aircraft in our garage. This is almost certainly an entirely bonkers idea, but I’m sure it will be fun to blog about.

Hearing from role models: I’m hoping to reach out to some amazing women in the world of aviation who can share their stories and perhaps inspire others to follow the same path.

Bear with me, I’m relatively new to aviation and to blogging! Any thoughts on content or suggestions for improvement would be very welcome 🙂

Happy flying!

Em x

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Emily,
    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you but the reason I’m writing is that I am seriously considering embarking on a RV14A project. Five years ago I completed a RV9A (G-XCRJ) which I have been flying (based Bournemouth) since then. I always thought that I would never put myself through another homebuild (I’m sure you’re discovering what a huge commitment you’ve take on?) but I seem to have gone completely mad and am considering putting myself through it all over again. It would have to be a Vans and the 14 would be my only option.
    Anyway, I would appreciate it if I could get in touch sometime just to exchange thoughts on the project (but please do not worry at all if you would prefer not to).
    Hope we can speak sometime and good luck with the building,
    Thank you,

    Robbie Jones

    1. Hi Robbie, lovely to meet you at the weekend – good luck with your impending build, we’re expecting to hear that you’ve ordered a kit any day now 🙂

      Emily & J

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