Just over six percent of active pilots are women. This year, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is continuing to take steps to grow that astonishingly low number by encouraging young women to get involved in aviation through the Women Soar You Soar program at the 2017 Oshkosh AirVenture.
Women Soar You Soar (WSYS) is available to young women in grades 9-12. In addition to touring AirVenture and checking out some of the various airshows, the girls will participate in hands-on workshops to teach aircraft building skills such as welding, composite work, and engine assembly. They will also meet with female aviation mentors to get guidance and advice about careers in everything from aerospace engineering to piloting.
WSYS will run July 23-26 and is being sponsored by sponsored by Honda Jet and Women in Aviation International. Registration costs $75 and covers four days of WSYS programming, meals, and admittance to AirVenture for the entire week. The last day to register is June 15. Several scholarships are available those who are accepted into the WSYS program.
Learn more at EAA Women Soar.