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ELLEN CHURCH: THE FIRST FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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On 22 September, 1904, a woman was born in a small town in rural Iowa. She’d later make aviation history and change women’s role in the world of work. Ellen Church was a child with a big personality and a head full of dreams who...

PAN AM: STORY OF A MYTH OF AVIATION

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Some brands made modern world history. And if “American Express” stands for credit card and “Gillette” for razor, “Pan Am” could stand for air company. It was 1927 when the American businessman Juan Trippe founded the Aviation Corporation of America financed by some tycoons including...

CHARLES LINDBERGH

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In our section dedicated to great historical figures in the world of aviation, this time it’s the turn of Charles Lindbergh, a real rockstar for those who are passionate about aeroplanes. Have you ever been awake, attentive and focused on doing something extremely demanding for...

THE MYTHOLOGY OF FLIGHT

Before Air Dolomiti, before the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers, even before Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines, before any of these revolutionary inventions, humans could only fly in their wildest imaginations. In ancient times, we looked to the sky, hungry for knowledge, observing celestial...

JAMES STEWART

“The whole world believed James Stewart. They have never caught him acting”. These words come from Peter Bogdanovich, director, screenwriter and film critic. James Maitland Stewart was a big, great actor from the United States. Already an Oscar winner in 1941 as an actor in...

EMBRAER 50º

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700 candles. That’s right, the 14 aeroplanes in our fleet are celebrating 50 years! Rather, their parent company Embraer is celebrating half a century, because our aeroplanes are actually very young ?. Since 2009, Air Dolomiti has partnered with the Brazilian company Embraer, becoming launch customer in...

AMALIA ERCOLI-FINZI, “MOTHER” OF THE ROSETTA SPACE PROBE

Writing about Amalia Ercoli-Finzi on our blog is a huge honour. As an airline company, we look up to her brilliance in the field in which we operate. As human beings, we are grateful for her contribution to progress and innovation. As women, we...

LOUIS BLÉRIOT

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A few years after it was founded, the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail promoted a special prize: £1,000 would be given to the first person able to fly over the English Channel. In order to understand the value of that amount of money...

RAYMONDE DE LAROCHE, OUR 8th OF MARCH

The 8th of March is a chance to do what we should do every day. It’s a chance to remember the social conquests, the political and economic struggles, and the process of empowerment of which women have been and still are protagonists. To answer what...