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A Free "Discovery Flights" For Women And Girls Around The Bay Area At The San Carlos Airport

27 Feb 2013 12:30 AM | by IMC News Service (Administrator)
A Free "Discovery Flights" For Women And Girls Around The Bay Area At The San Carlos Airport

San Carlos, CA
- In honor of Women of Aviation Worldwide week, celebrated in the U.S. and 36 countries, the Bay area chapter of WOAW invited women and girls to experience a free "discovery flight" around the Bay Area at the San Carlos, CA Airport.

This event is designed to introduce women and girls to the world of aviation and celebrate the contributions of women in the air and space industry. Women of Aviation events promote awareness of the many opportunities the industry offers.

To demonstrate the extraordinary life-long benefits of pursuing a career in aviation, WOAW has invited bestselling author and Air Force veteran, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, to speak at Hiller Aviation Museum on March 9th. Captain Tiscareño-Sato, a graduate of the Aerospace Studies Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program at U.C. Berkeley, will share photographs and stories from her active duty global aviation career onboard the KC-135 refueling tanker that took her to many different nations. As she does when she speaks at schools and conferences around the country, Graciela will bring girls and women closer to their dreams of flying by offering them the chance to don a real Air Force flight suit, scarf, hat and flight boots.

“Few people have ever met a woman aviator as the current female pilots to female population ratio is approximately 1:5,900 in the U.S.,” says Mireille Goyer, WOA International Team Leader.

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, held annually during the week of March 4th, aims to foster diversity in aviation by celebrating history, raising awareness, and sparking vocations as thousands of girls and women are introduced to aviation through industry-wide collaboration. Learn more at www.womenofaviationweek.org

 
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