Aviation for Girls


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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CHECKLIST FOR CAMP D o you have a sense of adventure? Are you the type of girl who likes to blaze her own trail? Have you ever wanted to travel the world, experi- encing the type of freedom that most people only dream about? Then you have what it takes to be- come a pilot, and Preflight Aviation Camp for girls is your first step toward getting there. Our goal at PreFlight is to transform beliefs about gender roles and inspire young girls to take off into their future. PreFlight is a five-day overnight camp for girls, ages 11–15, that is held every summer at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. All of your camp counselors are amazing, professional fe- male pilots who provide you with daily mentorship and show you that becoming a pilot is an attainable goal. A preflight is the first thing that a pilot must do before he or she can take off in an airplane, and our camp is your preflight into aviation. Here at PreFlight we are all about sisterhood, and each day at camp you will have the opportunity to hang out with your fellow campers and make new friends. Every aviation topic is also connected back to broader life lessons to prove that flying is relatable and empower you to believe there is no limit to what you can achieve. We will teach you STEM-based lessons through hands-on activities ranging from aerodynamics and airplane compo- nents, to weather and navigation. However, Pre- Flight isn't just about the science of flying. During the Low Ropes Teambuilding Course, you will practice your problem-solving skills and discover how everyone has a strength to contribute toward a shared goal. You will get to exercise your creative mind with fun art activities, a campus scavenger hunt, and yoga. You will also learn about goal setting and creating the flight plan for your by Liz Duca 18

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