Aviation for Girls

2018

Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Yes, Oshkosh! Each July, an organization called the Experimental Aircraft Association (www.EAA.org) hosts the largest air show in the world for a full week. For pilots and those who love airplanes, attending "Oshkosh" (formal name: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh) is a must- do. You'll see hundreds of exhibits and thousands of airplanes from ultralights to military aircraft. This is just a handful of the fun-filled places you can visit when you fly your own airplane. You can travel where you want, when you want, on your own schedule. Pilots have a saying: "A mile of road will take you a mile, but a mile of runway will take you anywhere." Oh, the places you'll go when you're a pilot! Bar Harbor, Maine: The natural beauty of Bar Harbor is so great that tourists have visited since the 1800s. Bar Harbor is the gateway to Acadia National Park, where the rugged Atlantic coastline is preserved and enjoyed with hiking trails. You can go on a whale-watching trip, go horse- back riding, or spend the day fishing. Like seafood? Bar Harbor offers fantastic fresh seafood in a variety of restaurants. Put-in-Bay, Ohio: Put-in-Bay is an Ohio village on South Bass Island in Lake Erie that is only accessible by ferry, airplane, or private watercraft. From kayaking to shopping, from a limestone cave to a butterfly house, Put-in-Bay offers loads of ac- tivities including renting a golf cart and exploring the island with your friends. Once you've seen and done all you want at Put-in-Bay, Sandusky, Ohio, home of Cedar Point amusement park, which bills itself as the roller coaster capital of the world, is a short trip away. The Bahamas and other islands: Some of the most beautiful flying in the world may be found in the Bahamas and Caribbean. You just won't ever be disappointed. Try North Eleuthera, Stella Maris, and George Town in the Bahamas. May- be venture farther south to Turks and Caicos and the island of Nevis. There is unlimited beauty and ad- venture to be found on dozens of islands, all waiting for you to come and enjoy all they have to offer. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina – First Flight Airport: Fly to the airport where it all began. You can stand where the Wright brothers stood when they accomplished their first flight in 1903. Park your airplane and walk to the monument and historic exhibits. What's more, you'll already be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and able to enjoy the sun and surf and loads of fun activities de- signed for visitors. Traverse City, Michigan: Lake Michigan provides loads of activities for visitors including miles of white-sand beaches and sailing on a Tall Ship. Check out Sleeping Bear Dunes, hike or bike the many trails, or come for the an- nual Cherry Festival over Fourth of July weekend. Traverse City claims to be the cherry capital of the world, and you may become famous at the festival as that year's cherry pit spitting champion. © Plh1234us | WikiMedia | CC BY-SA 3.0 © Fritzmann2002 | WikiMedia | CC BY-SA 4.0 © Ed Hicks 13

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