St Paul, MN Aviation Inspiration Day Welcomes 250 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 06.22.17

Airborne 06.19.17

Airborne 06.20.17

Airborne 06.21.17

Airborne 06.22.17

Airborne 06.23.17

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 06.22.17

Airborne 06.19.17

Airborne 06.20.17

Airborne 06.21.17

Airborne 06.22.17

Airborne 06.23.17

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Tue, May 31, 2011

St Paul, MN Aviation Inspiration Day Welcomes 250

Girls With Wings Hopes To Expand The Event To Other Cities

The first annual Girls With Wings Aviation Inspiration Day drew over 250 people to Flemming Field in South St. Paul, MN, Saturday, where they participated in activities such as tours of the CAF museum with rides on WWII aircraft and vehicles, aircraft static displays, a free lunch courtesy of airplane float manufacturer Wipaire, and much more. The event was held in conjunction with the Commemorative Air Force.

The highlight of the day’s event were four sessions of up to thirty girls of the Girls With Wings presentation, an interactive lesson on “everything” a girl needs to know to be a pilot. Although this popular presentation has been given to over 3000 girls, this is the first time the presentation has been followed by actual airplane rides where the girls can take the controls. A "Young Eagles" pilot from EAA Chapter 1229 said "it was the first time that I saw the majority of the girls not there just because they were dragged along with a brother. It was great to see such self-confidence in the girls." The organization would like to especially thank the Fleming Field Airport Association and Dave Sniadak of Axiom Marketing for their support and promotion of the event. And because of the overwhelming response of the adults, like Leslie Snow, who wrote us to say, “My granddaughter keeps telling me that she is going to remember that day for the rest of her life,” they say they intend to look for opportunities around the country to repeat this event.

Girls With Wings, Inc., uses women who are involved in aviation to inspire girls to achieve their full potential. Website activities and inspirational stories of women in various fields of aviation motivate girls to pursue their own skyward adventures. Fundraising for outreach activities is done through the sales of Girls With Wings merchandise designed to let everyone know “Yes, Girls Can Fly!”

FMI: www.girlswithwings.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauth>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Con>[...]

Airborne 06.23.17: Airbus 'Racer', RANS 'Fly To Work', Boater v Floatplane

Also: House ATC Bill, Golda Cox, Boeing Forecast, Concorde Battery, C-130J-SOF, SpiceJet, Flt School Closure Airbus Helicopters has unveiled their ‘Racer’ -- which stan>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.25.17)

“The airline market in Africa has been growing slowly but steadily as the industry is becoming more liberalized and the infrastructure to support the growth is being put in p>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.17): Control Sector

Control Sector An airspace area of defined horizontal and vertical dimensions for which a controller or group of controllers has air traffic control responsibility, normally within>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC