EAA GirlVenture Kicks Off

Four-day camp gives age-appropriate, hands-on experience in aviation to girls during EAA AirVenture

You don’t have to wait to be an adult to cultivate an interest in aviation, as some 85 girls attending the opening day of EAA GirlVenture, a four-day camp going on as part of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, are learning. 

During the morning, the second floor of the EAA Museum’s new educational center found the girls attending lectures and presentations, including a private pilot ground school led by Certified Flight Instructor Judy Phelps. The girls created flight plans, learning and applying such skills as how to pick an altitude to avoid terrain and using a plotter to determine true course. 

The volunteer instructors at GirlVenture represent a wide gamut of aviation vocations from pilot, to air traffic control, airframe and powerplant mechanics and engineering. 

GirlVenture runs through Thursday.

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