2010 Women Soar You Soar participants tour the AirVenture grounds.
Women Soar You Soar, EAA’s aviation career program for young women, expands to four days in 2011 and will be held over the final weekend of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Entering its seventh year, Women Soar You Soar is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31. One hundred young women get an introduction to aviation-based careers and a mentor network that provides encouragement and support to consider a career in aviation.
Activities include flight simulation, workshops, aircraft building skills like wing rib assembly, and mentor sessions.
The program is available to young women entering grades 9-12 in fall 2011. During the first six years of the program, hundreds of teenage girls have benefited from the experience and the guidance of women actively involved in the world of flight.
With the program shifting dates in 2011, attendees will also experience a variety of exciting AirVenture attractions taking place on the final weekend, including WomenVenture, one of the largest gatherings of women aviators and enthusiasts, and the widely popular night air show Saturday, July 30.
“Expanding Women Soar You Soar to four days and shifting it to AirVenture’s final weekend will give attendees the chance to engage with more inspiring aviation figures and experience what a career in aviation has to offer as we create the next generation of aviators,” said Elissa Lines, EAA vice president of business and donor relations. “These young women will undoubtedly come away excited about the opportunity they have before them.”
Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2011, and are available here. Cost is $75, which includes lodging at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, meals, and admission to EAA AirVenture. Registration scholarships are also available for young women meeting financial need requirements.
Space in the program is limited. For more information, visit the Women Soar webpage or call 800-236-1025.