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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1. You have a varied professional background. How did you become involved with drones? I became interested in drones because I watch 10- 12 Ted Tech Talks a week. Via Ted Talks, the topic of drones kept resurfacing more than peaking my curiosity. I registered and attended three drone schools out west where I learned everything from drone safety/regulations, drone building, drone inspections and mission planning, to cinematog- raphy, and flying. My Drone pilot name is UAVTECHGIRL! We have become an aviation family—an aviation architect, an Air Force pilot, and a drone pilot. My son started flying planes at age 14 and earned his private pilot certificate at age 18. He entered the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), served on the USAFA Competition Flying Team, graduated from the USAFA in June 2016, and is now training to be a professional Air Force Pilot. My daughter is an aviation architect and was on the team that designed Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Terminal. She also serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Airport Chamber. I love aviation. 2. What is the mission and purpose of Kids Drone Zone, and what prompted you to create the company? I recognized technology is growing faster than schools can implement and decided to create an organization so students around the world can learn about this rapidly advancing tech- nology. KIDS DRONE ZONE (KDZ) has estab- lished itself as a global organization that utilizes S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Do you want to fly a drone? Join a Drone Squad! Interview with Jacquene Curlee, WAI 61121 and CEO of Kids Drone Zone Photo: Chris Miller 2 0 17 24

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