Freedom Flighters

Do It In A Dress 2021

Giving women wings to fly....

From the 2nd to the 4th of April 2021, a team of paragliding pilots will be coming together to fly as a team and reach our personal best distance goals. Part of the Paragliding State Of Origin competition at Manilla (Australia), and led by our fearless Team Leader Rohan Taylor, we come together as a group of mixed skill pilots (some beginner, some intermediate) joined by two passions - our passion for flight, and our passion for supporting the incredible power of education to drive change for girls and their communities. 

We know education changes everything.  A girl in Sierra Leone is more likely to be married before the age of 18 than she is to finish high school - and only 16% of girls ever complete high school. We have the unique opportunity of helping raise money through doing the very thing we love most - paragliding - to help provide access to education through One Girl, a Charity who deliver scholarships, and the provision of education programs in water, health, sanitation and hygiene, as well as business and life skills. They also provide formal training for unqualified, volunteer teachers in Sierra Leone. 

This competition State Of Origin is founded on the values of mentorship and education. Pairing beginner and intermediate pilots with an advanced pilot and mentor, we too are on our path to education as we undertake this journey. Our safety and skill as pilots is dependent on our ability to continually refine our craft both now and over years to come - our ability to negotiate meteorology, aerodynamics, thermal dynamics, flying tactics and launching and landing skill, whilst negotiating significant flying traffic (with up to 200 pilots in the air), will be an enormous test of our skill and courage. 

Through the charity One Girl who run "Do It In A Dress", we are providing girls with the inspiration that anything is possible, and giving them access through our fundraising efforts to an education that has given us so many opportunities. 

So watch this space as through our own learning, we are able to support through "Do It In A Dress", the education of 130 million girls who are denied an education. We will put on a school dress to raise money for those who can't!

We're Doing It In A Dress because...

... 130 million girls around the world are out of school. Educating girls not only changes the lives of those girls, but also their families, communities and countries. Not only that, but getting more girls in school will have a positive impact on climate change! A win-win-win.

We're putting on a school dress to raise awareness and raise funds for girls' education. Because when we put on a dress, we'll be helping girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda put on a school dress and take charge of their futures. 

Help us change the world through girls' education! Giving women wings to fly!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Jim

Great initiative team!

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Fly Dubbo

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Anonymous

Great cause my friend, wishing you the best winds

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Hangglideoz

Fly fly and safe, my friends !

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Tim Marshall

So happy to help such a wonderful cause.. Go girls!

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Phil Pakes

Go the Freedom Farters! As if Rohan needed a reason to wear a dress!!! 💃

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Rohan Taylor

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Eden Whetham

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Greg

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Zoe Taylor

Fantastic effort and for such an important cause. Hi Nat and team!

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Zoe Taylor

Great thing to do Rohan. Men sharing the cause and being supportive is so important. Well done!

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Megan Joyce

Great work for a great cause- go well!

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Alan Bond

Keep up the good work team

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Ken Hutt

So good of you guys to help. Feel proud

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Don Cramer

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Susan Furber

Wonderful!

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Wilma Taylor

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Doug Hazell

Good on you. Have a great time doing good stuff.

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Natalia Huber

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Brian Clarke

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Karen Waller

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Sammie Carter

You’re an Awesome Winner An Inspiration 😊

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Kate Mitchell

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Victoria Anderson

Great cause - good luck with the fundraising and the flying xx 😺

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Sara Williams

All the best for great flying & this great cause.

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Steve Gibbeson

Well done Karen. You're an inspiration.

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Katie Fobbe

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Julian Belmonte

GO Girls!!

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Tara Lawson

Great cause, go girls!!

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Shin Nan Tan

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Anthea Gostt

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Mike Mander

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Anonymous

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Chelsea Cappetta

You’re wonderful x

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Ivan Pui Wai Mak

Go Kate!

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Julian Walker

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Julie Hounslow

Fantastic initiative! What a great cause.

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Nellie Hall

Go Karen!

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Julie Parkinson

Excellent Karen! Can't wait to see the photos.

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Tania Starr

How great to do something you love as well as raise funds for a great cause ... good for you Karen. Cheers, TANIA :)

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Julie Waller

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Thomas Khurana

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Lisa Franco

Great stuff!

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Rick Martin

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Kerri Goman

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