Aviation for Girls

2017

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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D uring my time in the CAP, I have become the third-highest ranking cadet within my squadron, holding and maintaining positions in the Cadet Advi- sory Council and the supply room, as well as commanding the Alpha Flight. I have been in several color guards thus far, three as rifle, the Prisoner of War Flag for a Veterans Day Ceremony, and recently represented the Army for an Honor Guard for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lakes of Leesburg in Florida. Currently, I have achieved the rank chief, but the Civil Air Patrol has op- portunities well beyond that. I plan to obtain the Spaatz Award, full colonel. Fewer than 3 percent of cadets ever achieve this, nor earn the privileges that go along with it. I am also a member of the Experi- mental Aircraft Association (EAA), and participate in the Young Eagles program. Additionally, I have been involved in ro- botics, and I'm active in the church with extracurricular activities including help- ing to feed the homeless and the needy. CAP has been a great influence on my life, deciding to be a leader instead of a follower at all stages of life. I look forward to improving my self-confidence and dis- cipline with the Civil Air Patrol. I'm hoping in the future to use the programs in both the CAP and the EAA to attain my private pilot certificate, as a springboard to several possible ca- reers. I've considered journalism, having served on the public affairs staff in the CAP, and I wish to travel. Aircraft facili- tate these goals well. I've also thought of a career in the cockpit, either as a cargo pilot or airline captain. The opportunity to write for Aviation for Girls magazine has inspired me to consider combining several of my dreams. I'd also like a career that would allow me to be near my family wherever they go, and again, a job with an airplane makes that a lot more realistic. YOUR CORNER LEARNING ABOUT THE CIVIL AIR PATROL I'm Felicia Hoffman. At 16 years of age, I am a cadet chief master sergeant in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). by Felicia Hoffman CAP has been a great influence on Felicia's life. 2 0 17 30

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