Chapter president Robin Laws said 25 girls between 8 and 16 will start the day at a FlightSafety International at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport followed by a visit to the airport’s fixed-base operation, Yingling Aviation.
She said the agenda includes presentations from four women speakers — a military pilot, flight attendant, mechanic and aircraft interior designer — on their careers as well as time in FlightSafety’s simulators.
Because it’s the first year for the Air Capital chapter to host a local event — Women in Aviation International launched the program in 2015 — attendees were selected from a local Girl Scouts troop, Laws said. She said next year the chapter hopes to open it up to a broader base of attendees.
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