Women Take Flight at New England Air Museum

On Sunday, November 6th, the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT will present its seventh annual Women Take Flight event. Presented in cooperation with the New England Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, twenty extraordinary women who have pioneered new careers for females in aviation and aerospace engineering will share their experiences. Along with presentations, there will be panel discussions, and impersonators portraying famous female aviators from bygone eras.

Among the twenty women expected are: Susan Kilrain (Shown at right, Commander USN, Ret.), NASA Astronaut (former) and veteran of two shuttle missions; Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter (first woman to become an Admiral with the Navy); and Patricia Beckman, commander US Navy (retired) and flight test navigator for Boeing.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $11 for ages 12 and up; $10 seniors; and $6 ages 4 to 11. Children under 4 are admitted free. The New England Air Museum is at 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks. For more information, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305.