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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life. And what better way to set those goals into motion and put your new skills to the test than by piloting a flight simulator and getting to log your very first flight lesson when you fly in a real air- plane with one of our female instructors? To use a pilot term, PreFlight is not just a touch and go experience. When you leave camp, you will be assigned a mentor to serve as a valuable resource and keep the positive momentum from camp moving forward into the school year. Athasi, a 2016 PreFlight Camper, says, "PreFlight is the best camp I've ever been to. I learned a lot not just about aviation, but also about my health and the importance of communication with others from the incredibly knowledgeable counselors. We learned how an airplane flies, the different parts of a plane, the phonetic alphabet, how to plan a flight, and even a few yoga poses. The best part of the camp came at the end, when we got to tour a control tower at the airport and even fly an airplane ourselves. I had an amazing time and made new friends. I wouldn't trade the PreFlight experience for the world!" To learn more, follow us on Facebook by search- ing "PreFlight Aviation Camp" or visiting our web- site at www.PreFlightCamp.com. *Scholarships are also available for campers with a financial need provided through tax-deductible donations from our sponsors and supporters. Liz Duca, WAI 65164, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and Airbus 321 pilot for Hawaiian Airlines. She is the founder and president of PreFlight Aviation Camp Inc. Did you know? In most countries, you can solo a glider at age 14, and solo a motorized airplane at age 16. Ca m pers participate in STEM-based lessons through hands-on activities ranging from aerodynamics and airplane components, to weather and navigation. Campers make life-long memories when they pilot a simulator and fly in a real airplane! Campers are challenged to work together and problem solve during the Low Ropes Teambuilding Course. 19

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