Women Soar slated again for AirVenture

Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring inspirational women aviators, returns for its eighth year in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012.

Women Soar You Soar, scheduled for Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July 29, will introduce 100 young women to aviation-based careers and a women-mentor network, providing encouragement and support to a possible career in aviation, EAA officials said. They will participate in a variety of activities, including flight simulation, workshops, wing rib assembly, and mentor sessions.

The program is available to young women entering grades nine through 12 in fall 2012. During the first seven years of the program, hundreds of teenage girls have benefited from the experiences and guidance of women actively involved in the world of flight.

Attendees will also experience a variety of AirVenture attractions taking place on the final weekend – including WomenVenture, one of the largest gatherings of women aviators and enthusiasts, and the Night Air Show on Saturday, July 28.

Among the mentors sharing her insights on aviation careers is noted aerobatics performer and Southwest Airlines captain Debby Rihn Harvey, who is serving as chairperson of the Women Soar You Soar Steering Committee.

Applications will be accepted through June 29, and are available online. The cost is $75, which includes lodging at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, meals, and admission to EAA AirVenture. Registration scholarships are also available for young women meeting financial need requirements.



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