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WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR’ HELPS HIGH SCHOOL-AGE GIRLS DISCOVER AVIATION AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2015
Registration for attendees, mentors now open for July 19-22 program
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 29, 2015) — EAA’s Women Soar You Soar day camp program, which allows 100 high school-age girls discover more about aviation and all its possibilities from aviators, engineers and leaders during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, is scheduled for July 19-22 and now open for registration.
The Women Soar You Soar program is welcoming enrollees as well as female mentors from the aviation and aerospace fields. The program’s unique 100-to-25 attendees-to-mentors ratio provides a tremendous opportunity for young women to discover all the possibilities within the world of flight, with the possibility to ask questions of women who are already noteworthy and established in the field.
“The close-knit community between girls and the mentors creates a bond during Women Soar You Soar that is unlike any similar program within aviation or technology,” said Janine Diana, EAA’s vice president of people and culture. “Add to that the excitement and fun at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – and it creates an unforgettable adventure for young women who are just discovering where they want to go in life.”
Activities over the four-day session for girls entering grades nine through 12 in fall 2015 include flight simulators, workshops, sessions with aviation personalities, and insider access during the AirVenture air shows.
Cost is $75 per participant and is in a day-camp format, with accommodations not included. More information and registration materials are now available at www.eaa.org/womensoar. The program also welcomes additional female mentors from all walks of the aviation and aerospace community, who want to give back to the next generation.
Women Soar You Soar is supported by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Women in Aviation International, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, and Jerry and Lori Fussell.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.