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Know Young Women With Aviation Passion? WomenSoar Awaits!

Women Soar

June 14, 2011 –  There is still time for high school-aged women to expand on their aviation passion by signing up for WomenSoar You Soar, EAA’s aviation career program for young women held in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2011. WomenSoar You Soar, which expands to four days in 2011 and will be held over the final weekend of AirVenture, is entering its seventh year and 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 on Saturday, July 30.

Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2011 (or until all spaces are filled), 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.

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