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Women Soar, You Soar: EAA Seeks to Spark Young Women's Interest in Aviation

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (February 6, 2008) — Inspiring young women to reach for their dreams in aviation is again the mission of EAA's fourth annual Women Soar, You Soar event July 28-29 at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh.

Registrations are now being accepted for this program, open to young women entering grades nine through 12 in fall 2008. Through the event's introduction of aviation-based careers and a women-mentor network, the program encourages and supports these women to consider a career in aviation. During the first three years of the program, hundreds of teenage girls have benefited from the experiences and guidance of women actively involved in the world of flight.

This year, Women Soar, You Soar will host 150 girls in a variety of activities, including flight simulation, workshops, wing rib assembly, and mentor sessions.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2008, and are available online at www.airventure.org/WomenSoar. The cost is $50, which includes lodging at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, meals and admission to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Registration scholarships are also available for young women meeting financial need requirements.

Space in the program is limited. Additional information can be obtained online or by calling the EAA Development Office at 800-236-1025.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

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