Women in Aviation is inspiring young girls everywhere to become a part of this incredible industry. The Bluegrass chapter in Louisville, Kentucky hosted an event last week. Read the article below to find out more on this amazing opportunity for girls.
Young girls had the opportunity to talk to pilots and check out nearly a dozen airplanes at Bowman Field, in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Bluegrass chapter of Women in Aviation hosted its third annual ‘Girls in Aviation Day’. The event is part of a national movement to get girls, ages 8 to 17, interested in a career in flying or maintenance and engineering.
Organizers say its an incredible industry that has room for more women.
“A recent Boeing report was estimating 10,000 pilots a year are needed for airlines and general aviation. So yes, they’re all asking to help get more young people interested in aviation, especially to pursue it as a career,” said Dr. Peggy Chabrian.
‘Women in Aviation’ has more than 130 chapters around the world.
A $1,500 flight scholarship and a $1000 maintenance and engineering scholarship was also awarded during the event.
Organizer say around 25,000 young women will be introduced to aviation this year through similar events.