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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Peggy Chabrian, Ed.D. Publisher Kelly Murphy Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Moore Art Director Meghan Plummer Proofreader Contributors Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour Jacquene Curlee Joanne Damato Maylane and Laurane Gerber Stephanie Grant Felicia Hoffman Afton Kurek Patricia Luebke Ruth McCullough Danielle Olson Kimberly Perkins Taylor Richardson 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 & Kelly Murphy, AFG Editor-in-Chief 27 SCHOLARSHIPS CHANGE LIVES WAI members can apply for more than 105 scholarships totaling over $590,000. FEATURES 4 THE AVIATION WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Using social media to learn all about aviation. by Patricia Luebke 8 DISNEY MAGIC THAT WILL MAKE YOU SOAR Look for this mom and son on Doc McStuffins Disney Junior TV show! by Stephanie and Mason Grant 10 LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER See what it's like to build and fly a plane with your dad! by Danielle Olson 12 STAY GUTSY! Tips and tactics from America's first African-American female combat pilot. by Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour 14 WHAT IS PROFESSIONALISM? Learn about its importance at work and school. by Kimberly Perkins 16 SHOOTING FOR THE STARS Meet 13-year-old Astronaut StarBright, Taylor Richardson. by Kelly Murphy 20 YOUR AVIATION DREAM MIGHT BE IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD Did you know there are lots of aviation programs and camps near you? by Joanne Damato 24 DO YOU WANT TO FLY A DRONE? Join a Drone Squad. by Jacquene Curlee DEPARTMENTS 6 FUN PICKS Shop for aviation items to spur your fun. 7 LEARN MORE ABOUT AVIATION Visit one of these aviation museums. 19 BOOK ZONE There's aviation books for all ages at WAI's online store. 22 CONGRATULATIONS Shaesta Waiz, WAI 45659, will soon finish her Dreams Soar trip around the world. 23 PUZZLE ZONE Grab your pencil and solve these activities. YOUR CORNER 3 AN AWESOME GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY! Get excited about your GIAD adventure. by Afton Kurek 28 COMBINING SPORTS AND AVIATION Twin sisters from Switzerland move to California and now play golf and fly! by Maylane & Laurane Gerber 30 LEARNING ABOUT THE CIVIL AIR PATROL Read about leadership programs at CAP. by Felica Hoffman 32 WHAT'S YOUR SUPERPOWER? This 16-year-old girl from Corvallis, Oregon, has figured out what hers is. by Ruth McCullough 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: Taylor Richardson, WAI 75716, is an aspiring astronaut and successfully raised funds so girls could watch the movie Hidden Figures for free. Photo: © Jensen Hande Studios. All Rights Reserved. Follow Annie the Aviator throughout the pages of this issue and learn some interesting facts about aviation. > 2 0 17 1

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