Female pilots fly over San Antonio in honor of 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Flyover will take place Friday at 11 a.m.

SAN ANTONIO – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote, a team of female pilots flew over San Antonio on Friday.

The pilots flew over Mission Espada around 11 a.m. before heading to the other missions, the Tower of the Americas, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston as well as two college campuses and two all-girls’ schools. The planes then flew over Victor Braunig Lake and landed at Stinson Airport. (View the full route in the graphic at the end of the article.)

A livestream of the first part of the flyover can be seen in the video below.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which states that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

The women who piloted the aircraft are:

  • Cheryl Mora - She will be flying a 1965 Cessna 172 and will be the lead pilot for aircraft No. 1 in the formation.
  • Dana Perez - She will be flying a 1980 Beechcraft Bonanza A36 and will be piloting aircraft No. 2 in the formation.
  • Olga Custodio - She will be co-pilot on aircraft No. 2 and is the formation flight coordinator.
  • Veronica Velasquez - She will be the pilot of aircraft No. 3, a Cessna 140A or Cessna 172.
  • Lacee Law - She will be on formation as aircraft No. 4. Information from Visit San Antonio doesn’t specify what type of aircraft she is expected to fly.

To learn more about the women who were involved in the flyover, click here.

Join Rebecca Viagran and the COSA Aviation Department in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment!

Posted by San Antonio International Airport on Friday, August 21, 2020

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