Aviation for Girls

2016

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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AVIATION FOR Girls 2016 1 Peggy Chabrian, Ed.D. Publisher Kelly Nelson Editor-in-Chief Nancy Bink Art Director Meghan Plummer Proofreader Columnists Jo Damato Patricia Luebke Devan Norris Contributors Sarina Houston Miyukiko Kostelny Amy Laboda Advertising Director Lisa DeFrees Lovett 315-272-3821 ldefrees@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. W E L C O M E T O T H E W O R L D O F A V I A T I O N 2 WELCOME TO WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL by Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI Founder 4 HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS This is your opportunity to pursue your dreams F E A T U R E S 6 THE 5 MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS IN AVIATION There's more to the industry than flying a plane by Sarina Houston 10 MAKING THE FUN LAST Aviation and space camps abound by Amy Laboda 16 FROM THE GROUND UP Eagle's Nest Project gives kids a chance to build and fly by Kelly Nelson C O L U M N S 22 THE JUGGLING ACT by Jo Damato The path to career happiness is not always a straight line 24 IN THE PUSH by Devan Norris Navigating your way to the flight deck 26 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT by Patricia Luebke How to let your inner superstar shine 28 AVIATION BASICS The pilot's alphabet and key airplane components 30 WAI CHAPTERS AROUND THE WORLD 32 IN OUR OWN WORDS by Miyukiko Kostelny A little help goes a long way On the Cover: Abbey Carlson participated in the Eagle's Nest Project at Circle Christian School and is shown here with the RV-12 her class built from a kit. Photo by Chris Miller. T M Page 10 Page 16

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