Teens to meet dozens of aerospace mentors


SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2012--Women Fly! is an annual event that gives young women the rare opportunity to meet dozens of exceptional women in aerospace professions. The two-day, March 2-3 program includes Friday networking activities for young women and aerospace professionals, and a Saturday panel discussion open to the public. Special guest on both days is former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence. Capt. Lawrence is a veteran of four space shuttle flights.

Friday, March 2

Tours - Lectures - Networking

The Friday Women Fly! program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to 100 young women ages 13-17 to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities allowing them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of flight-related careers. Volunteering their time are dozens of women aerospace professionals including airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers and engineers in all disciplines. There will be an afternoon panel discussion with former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence, U.S. Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Eileen Crawford, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nora Jacobsen, and U.S. Navy Helicopter Rescue Aircrewman Melissa Dixon. Pre-registration is required to attend, and attendance is limited.

Saturday, March 3

Panel Discussion

This 2 p.m. panel discussion includes former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence and U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Nora Jacobsen. Lawrence has made four space flights, Jacobsen has over 3,100 flight hours in five different navy aircraft and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot rating. Her awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. The program is open to the public, and free with admission to the Museum.

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.


The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is id="mce_marker"7 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

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