Events

Women Can Fly Event – June 24, 2017, 9 AM – 4 PM

Pre-Flight Briefings Before going up for your flight, we require that passengers first get a Pre-Flight Briefing. Safety procedures as well as the basics of flying a plane will be covered. After the briefing, you will get your hand stamped and be escorted to a plane.
Static Aircraft Displays  Check out the planes and talk to the pilots that fly them. Many of you will be able to sit in planes and learn in a relaxed, quiet environment. The pilots can show you the flight controls and instruments in the plane. This is a good opportunity for those who do not choose to fly or for those who want to learn more before or after they fly.
Complimentary Flight
Enjoy a flight in a private airplane with volunteer pilots who would love to share their passion with you!
How to Become a Pilot If you want to take it to the next step, learn how you can become a pilot!

  • Explanations of the various pilot licenses
  • Training needed
  • Approximate times and costs
  • Opportunities for young women, (e.g., Civil Air Patrol)
  • What you can do with a pilot’s license
Aviation Careers
  • What to know about jobs in aviation? What job opportunities are there for a pilot? How does one get there? Attend this session!
Flight Simulators Try your hand at flying on a Flight Simulator. These will be set up for those interested in learning about the cockpit instruments and practicing their flying skills
Meet and Greet
Talk with women aviators, student pilots, and professionals who will be happy to discuss their experiences and answer any questions, including how to get started with flight training or learning about career opportunities in aviation.

An ideal sequence for future aviators would be:

  1. Pre-Flight Briefing (mandatory)
  2. Sit in a static display plane to experience the controls and instruments
  3. Take the plane ride and get to sit up front so you can handle the controls
  4. Attend the “How to Become a Pilot” briefing after the flight