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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the pilots, and they would give me an inside tour of the aircraft. I knew then that I wanted to be a pilot. I enrolled in ROTC at Hampton Univer- sity in Virginia with the objective to f ly in the military before f lying commercially. Well, that didn't happen. I didn't pass the f light physical because I didn't have uncorrected 20/20 vision at that time. So, I put my dream on hold, fulfilled my military obligation as a logistics officer, and when I got out of the military, I went to a f light school in Florida (at the ripe age of 30) and used my GI Bill to pay for it. And you can say that the rest is history—or I'd like to call it HERstory. 4. What airline are you currently flying for? Currently, I f ly the Bombardier CRJ 700/900 for ExpressJet Airlines (formerly Atlantic Southeast Airlines). 5. What are your long-term flying goals? My long-term goals are to fly for a major airline and to continue to encourage and inspire young ladies to choose being a pilot as a career. I often tell people that being a pilot is what I do, it's not who I am. I was not born to just fly, I was born to serve, and that's exactly what I will continue to do! Tanner Johnson Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum in Alice Springs, Australia , is housed in the original Radio Station House, and has a wide range of historic radios and medical equipment that were used on flights to provide needed services in remote areas of Australia. www.RFDSAliceSprings.com.au Red Bull Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria , has been called one of the world's most beautiful museums, and is made from 1,200 tons of steel and 380 tons of glass. The aircraft displays con- tain Red Bull's fleet of Flying Cull stunt planes. www.Hangar-7.com Canadian Aviation and Space Museum has lots of original aircraft displays and is home to more than 130 aircraft from around the world. Located in Ottawa, Canada, the exhibits show- case how Canada has contributed to aerospace technology and achievements. www.IngeniumCanada.org/aviation The Royal Air Force Museum has two locations in Britain with more than 100 aircraft at the London site, and Cos- ford has interactive kiosks and hotspots, plus scheduled events all year around. www.RAFMuseum.org Avenger Field Sweetwater, Texas , is the home of the National WASP WWII Museum and marks the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, known as WASP, who formed the country's first female squadron in 1942. www.WASPMuseum.org Have you visited a cool aviation museum or park, or had fun at a camp learning about aviation? Send your stories and pictures to Kelly Murphy at kmurphy@wai.org. WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AVIATION? (continued from Page 7) Red Bull Hangar Canadian Aviation Museum Avenger Field 2 0 17 9

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