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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Aviation, and Mathematics) to promote an effec- tive STEAM experience. Its mission is to educate youth and adults from around the globe about not only drone/UAV tech- nology, but also unmanned systems technology and how this technology benefits mankind. 3. Tell us about your Kids Drone Zone camps and classes for kids, teens, and families. Our camps and classes not only enhance attendees' knowledge about unmanned technology, but also provide quality family time to learn, grow, and have fun together designing, building, coding, and flying drones while learning about the unmanned industry. We are expanding our program to introduce students to drone sensors, drone cinematography, and drone mapping as well. We have over 70 drones in our fleet. Scholars learn how to build a drone from scratch, learn about safety and regulations, and are also exposed to UAV/Drone careers. All skill levels are welcome. We host summer camps, drone fly-ins, drone com- petitions, and classes. Organizations can contact us to host a drone education event at your location. 4. Your website has a lot of resources for kids and teens including scholarships, interns, community outreach, and education partners. Can you detail those? KIDS DRONE ZONE loves spreading the word about a plethora of aviation opportunities and scholarships. We regularly post information re- garding aviation camps, scholarships, internships, and other aviation opportunities. We encourage young girls and boys to visit our website often at www.KidsDroneZone.org and sign up for our monthly Unmanned Newsletter where we highlight upcoming opportunities. KDZ invests heavily in community outreach programs throughout the Atlanta, Georgia, area where I live and throughout the U.S. Since August of 2015, KDZ has exposed and provided hands-on aviation experience to over 9,400 students. 5. You are an FAA certified drone pilot. What advice do you have for a female pilot (or nonpilot) considering getting a certificate? There are so many training options available. What are your recommendations? Study guide information and the best options for formal classes and testing are listed on our website. You can also request an extensive study guide by emailing kdz@KidsDroneZone.org . 6. What advice do you have for women and young girls considering getting involved with drones? What's the best way to get started on a drone career? • Visit the KDZ website www.KidsDroneZone . org and learn about all kinds of programs for girls. • Read, read, and read. There is lots of information on the website and YouTube about drones. • Visit the FAA website www.FAA.gov and get familiar with drone regulations. • Google "drone events" to see if there are any local events in your area and attend, including WAI Connect Dayton, September 29 and 30, and the 29th International Women in Aviation Con- ference in Reno, Nevada, March 22-24, 2018. Did you know? There are four forces needed to make an airplane fly: thrust, drag, weight, and lift. Photo: Chris Miller 2 0 17 25

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