Limited openings remain in EAA’s Women Soar You Soar program, which strives to engage, inspire and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation and beyond. The program allows for high school-aged girls to explore career options, make discoveries and find new inspirations within aviation during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which is scheduled for July 24-30. The program will run from July 23-26 with registration open through June 15.
With less than 10 percent of all active pilots being women, the EAA is committed to growing participation in aviation. The Women Soar You Soar program’s unique mentors provide a tremendous opportunity for young women to discover different entities within the world of flight, with the possibility of asking questions to women already established in the field. This year’s female mentors include one of the highest ranking aerobatics competitors, Debby Rihn-Harvey, as well as aviation enthusiasts and educators Cindy Hasselbring and Jessica Ludeman.
“The program not only introduces girls to strong women mentors working in a variety of different fields, but creates a close-knit community unlike any other program within aviation or technology,” said Tara Parkhurst, EAA’s museum educator. “As the aviation world gathers in Oshkosh each summer, it provides an unmatched opportunity to break down barriers for everyone wanting to pursue their dreams of flight.”
Women Soar You Soar 2017 is sponsored by Honda Jet and Women in Aviation International. The program features world class airshows, mentor meetings, hands-on workshops, a tram tour of EAA AirVenture grounds and seaplane base. Previous hands-on workshops included photography, flight simulations and aircraft building skills.
Registration is a $75 per participant and is open through June 15, 2017, with registration including programming, meals, and weeklong admittance to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. More information and registration materials are available at www.eaa.org/womensoar.