Women Fly! Week - March 5-10, 2013
Beginning on Tuesday, March 5, The Museum of Flight celebrates Women's History Month and International Women of Aviation Week with six days of aerospace programs featuring special guest presentations, fly-ins, career fairs, and airplane rides. The programs will allow Museum visitors to meet and learn about women engaged in all types of aviation and space professions, from being a flight attendant, pilot, astronaut, or even Mars rover driver. Weekend programs include free "Fly it Forward" airplane rides for girls and women (see event item for details).
Friday, March 8
The WomenFly! workshops are The Museum of Flight's annual special event for young women in middle and high school who are interested in aviation and aerospace careers. Girls are invited to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities while meeting and learning from exceptional women working in these fields. Volunteering their time are dozens of women aerospace professionals: airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers, and engineers in all disciplines.
Fly it Forward Challenge
Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10
Fly it Forward provides introductory, 20-minute airplane rides to girls and women to promote interest aviation and space professions. Rides are limited to those who have never flown, or who have only flown in airliners. The event has been recognized by the international Women of Aviation Worldwide Week organization. Flights will originate at the Museum tarmac.
Click here to register! -- The flights are weather-dependent.