The written word – published works
The spoken word – videos

 “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

Anton Chekhov

Find YOUR Wings: Career Fair for Girls & Young Women

Find YOUR Wings: Career Fair for Girls & Young Women

Hosted by the Prince Edward Flying Club, Find YOUR Wings Career Fair will introduce young women to careers in the aviation industry and encourage them to explore professions they might have dreamed about but were afraid to try—and to learn about jobs they may not even...

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Fierce, Flying, Female.

Fierce, Flying, Female.

Thank you Jeff Keary of GRAPEVINE magazine for your interest in Women in Aviation and the Armchair Traveller Retro Photography Series! Page 1 of 4 Page 2 of 4 Page 3 & 4 of 4

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Loch, Stock, & Castle

Loch, Stock, & Castle

Explore the Highlands of ALBA from the comfort of home (or office!).  Loch, Stock, & Castle: Highlights of the Scottish Highlands Our adventure starts in the revitalized port city of Glasgow then meanders the charming cobblestoned streets of Stirling. Actors...

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WATER…shapes, forms, sizes

WATER…shapes, forms, sizes

Meet me at the OPENING RECEPTION ~ SATURDAY JUNE 18th 2pm-4pmGALLERY 121, 48 Bridge Street East, Historic Downtown Belleville, OntarioShow & Sale continues to July 16, 2022

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Published Work

A visit to Kathmandu
Grapevine Magazine, Spring 2024, pp. 70-73. 
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Women in Aviation
Grapevine Magazine (Pp. 26-29, Fall 2023)
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Women in Aviation
Skies Magazine (5-part article, Sept 14-18, 2020)

 Notes from the field
 Realities of the profession
 Landmark cases
 The facts, ma’am, just the facts
 Hope on the horizon

The Ancient Maya: End of a Cycle, Rebirth of the Spirit
Infinity Magazine Winter 2012
Gear UP! and GO! Verge Magazine: Travel with Purpose (Storyboard Contest May 16, 2011)

Cultural awareness or…”How-To” Homestay
Verge Magazine (Storyboard Contest April, 2011)

The Slow Travel Movement
Verge Magazine (Storyboard Contest March 28, 2011)

Go—get lost!: The perils and possibilities
Verge Magazine (Storyboard Contest March 7, 2011)

“Do you like to sleep alone?” 
The Globe & Mail (Nov 8, 2008)

The Cult of Maximon 
Mundo Maya, Year 7, No. 20 (1998)

Modern Maya Religious Beliefs 
Mexican Board of Tourism (1996)

Valeria’s Story (article & photographs)
Mundo Maya, Year 5, No.10 (1996)

The Written Word About Lola

Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight
Elizabeth Gillan Muir (Dundurn Press, 2015)

The Sky’s the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots
Joyce Spring (Natural Heritage Books, 2006)

“Lola Reid Allin. Fierce. Flying. Female.”
Jeff Keary, Grapevine Magazine (Pp. 36-39, Winter 2022)


Lola Reid Allin is a dynamic, engaging, and experienced educator and passionate speaker who tailors each presentation to the group in front of her. 

She loves sharing her travel adventures spiced with personal anecdotes and insider tips via PowerPoint photographs and maps.

As a professional pilot, Lola encountered opposition to her non-traditional career choice.  Now. she acts as a role model for girls and young women —you can’t be what you can’t see— and enjoys speaking to children and adults about the lesser-known achievements of women in aviation history. 

Since her presentation uses power point, Lola will bring her laptop, but requires that the school/organization provide a projector, smart board, or screen, and a microphone (dependant upon audience size).

Each presentation is approximately 1 hour, including time allowed for audience Q&A.