Registration for the EAA's annual Women Soar You Soar program closes in two weeks. The program offers high-school-aged girls an opportunity to explore aviation career options, make discoveries and find new inspirations during AirVenture that this year begins in Oshkosh on July 24. The Women Soar program runs from July 23-26.
EAA is committed to growing the participation of women in piloting careers and notes that less than 10 percent of active pilots in the United States are female, a number that over the years has stubbornly refused to budge.
The Women Soar You Soar program’s mentors provide opportunities for young women to ask questions of women already established in the field. Among this year’s mentors is Debby Rihn-Harvey, one of the world’s highest-ranking aerobatics competitors, as well as enthusiasts and educators Cindy Hasselbring and Jessica Ludeman.
The program features the world-class airshows, mentor meetings, hands-on workshops and a tram tour of the AirVenture grounds and seaplane base. Previous workshops have included photography, flight simulators and aircraft building skills.
Women Soar You Soar 2017 is sponsored by Honda Jet and Women in Aviation International. The program's $75 registration includes all programming, meals, and weeklong admittance to AirVenture.