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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Peggy Chabrian, Ed.D. Publisher Kelly Murphy Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Moore Art Director Meghan Plummer Proofreader Contributors Liz Duca Sally French Jodie Gawthrop Meg Godlewski Zahra Heuseen Patricia Luebke Zandile Z. Sibandze www.WAI.org Women in Aviation International thanks the ISTAT Foundation for its generous grant, which helped make this issue of Aviation for Girls possible. Aviation for Girls™ is published yearly by Women in Aviation International, 3647 S.R. 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381; Tel. 937-839-4647; Fax 937-839-4645. Reproduction by any means in whole or in part of any copy, photograph, or illustration without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Women in Aviation International® is a registered trademark of Women in Aviation International. PRINTED IN U.S.A. 2 WELCOME TO GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY AND AVIATION FOR GIRLS MAGAZINE by Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI president, and Kelly Murphy, AFG editor-in-chief 25 SCHOLARSHIPS CHANGE LIVES WAI members can apply for more than 100 scholarships totaling over $600,000. FEATURES 8 WANT TO LEARN HOW TO FLY? 10 tips to chart your course to the sky by Meg Godlewski 12 OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! A list of destinations at smaller airports you can visit in your airplane by Patricia Luebke 18 CHECKLIST FOR CAMP A five-day overnight camp in Texas prepares girls to take off. by Liz Duca 23 AVIATION EXPLORING IS YOUR TICKET TO THE AIRPORT Find an Aviation Explorer group in your area. by Patricia Luebke 28 THE DRONE GIRL Meet Sally French, who has advice on learning to fly a drone. Compiled by Kelly Murphy DEPARTMENTS 6 FUN PICKS Shop for aviation items to spur your fun. 16 AVIATION MOVIES Grab some popcorn and watch how aviation inspires all ages. 17 IMAGINE AVIATION There are aviation-themed hotels and parks at a place near you. 20 BOOK ZONE Readers of all ages can learn about aviation with these books. 24 MEET AVIATION LEADING LADIES These trailblazing women are great role models. 27 PUZZLE ZONE Grab your pencil and solve this crossword puzzle. YOUR CORNER 4 I'M BUILDING A PLANE! How a school aviation club restored a donated Piper Pacer 10. by Zahra Heuseen 14 WHAT'S THE CIVIL AIR PATROL? Being a member of CAP teaches you about all kinds of aviation possibilities. by Jodie Gawthrop 32 MY JOURNEY FROM AFRICA TO ERAU'S AEROSPACE ENGINEERING PROGRAM You are as capable, talented, and smart as everyone else. by Zandile Z. Sibandze WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF AVIATION Did you know? Women in Aviation International has an online Pioneer Hall of Fame of famous female aviators at www.WAI.org/ pioneers. On the Cover: Kristen Kop, WAI 77741 and a member of the WAI Hawaii 50 Chapter, participates in Girls in Aviation Day Reno, Nevada. Photo: © Christopher Miller Follow Annie the Aviator throughout the pages of this issue and learn some interesting facts about aviation. > 1

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