Girls from ages 8 to 17 will be introduced to the career possibilities and amazing lifestyle aviation and aerospace present. Through a host of hands-on activities, speakers, games and more, girls get immersed in all that aviation has to offer. What’s more, it’s all fun!
Older girls will be able to meet with representatives from aviation colleges and universities. There will be no shortage of role models for the girls as they hear from actual working women about their unique aviation careers. Flying a simulator, reading a sectional chart, learning the phonetic alphabet: It’s all part of Girls in Aviation Day Orlando.
In addition to daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends of conference attendees, local Girl Scouts are included to make this a day packed with new friends, new information and loads of fun – all designed to attract more girls to aviation. The cost for the day is $10 a girl (which includes lunch). Girls must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and parents are invited to take part in lunch for $10. Space is limited so register today.The online registration deadline for this event is February 20, 2017.
Aerobatic Champion, Flight School Instructor, Air Show Performer
To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents adventure, freedom, and challenge. A six-time member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team, Patty has won the gold, silver, and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competitions and is the first woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic champion, and one of the few people to win it three times.
One of the world’s top air show pilots, Patty flies thrilling, low-level aerobatic demonstrations before millions of people each year. Born in the U.S., Patty grew up in and around airplanes with her travels taking her across Southeast Asia, Europe, and Australia before moving to Alaska where she learned to fly.
Since then she earned her commercial, instrument, seaplane, and commercial helicopter ratings. As a flight and instrument instructor, Patty is rated and qualified to fly numerous airplanes, from World War II fighters to jets.
Based in St. Augustine, Florida, she runs an aerobatics school, located at Southeast Aero, while continuing to perform at air shows.