Girls With Wings Aviation Appreciation Day

Young pilots with instructorGirls With Wings, Inc., announces its Second Annual Aviation Inspiration Day taking place May 26th, 2012 in S. St. Paul, MN. The Airport Terminal at Fleming Field, 1725 Henry Avenue, will be the headquarters for this family friendly event with a wide range of activities for all ages. The Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is coordinating appearances from the Civil Air Patrol and other aviation organizations to raise the general public’s awareness of different aspects and career opportunities in aviation. Tours of various airport facilities, like the CAF Museum are available. Plus rides on a vintage jeep and firetruck!

The 2011 daylong event attracted over 250 participants, with over 60 girls attending the Girls With Wings® Presentation, which teaches girls “everything” they need to know to be a pilot. The girls receive their “Pilot Certificate” and then are able to fly on a no cost Young Eagles flight provided by EAA Chapter 1229.

A panel presentation from various aviation professionals will be during lunch, with food donated by Wipaire, a manufacturer of airplane floats. All events are free, except for a $5 fee to attend the Girls With Wings Presentation. Pre-registration via is highly encouraged since the flights, available to all youths ages 8-17, fill up quickly. Full details about the event, to include a video of highlights from last year, is on the website.

Girls With Wings focuses its efforts on introducing young girls to their role models in aviation-related occupations. Website activities and inspirational stories of women involved in various fields of aviation will motivate girls to pursue their own skyward adventures.

GIRLS WITH WINGS, INC: A nonprofit organization using aviation to entertain and educate girls about their limitless opportunities for personal growth via an interactive website and presentations to girls groups and organizations. The scholarships are funded through private donations. If you wish to schedule a presentation, make a contribution or receive further details regarding our program, please contact Lynda Meeks at or 216.577.6131.

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For more information, visit or contact:

Lynda Meeks, Executive Director
Ph: 216.577.6131

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