The New England Air Museum will host its sixth annual Women Take Flight event Nov. 8.
The program features women who have pioneered new careers for women in aviation and aerospace. Guests will share their experiences one-on-one with museum visitors. Visitors will learn what it takes to join their ranks by hearing personal stories and seeing impersonators portray famous women aviators from bygone eras. Learn about the opportunities women now have working in the aviation and aerospace industries. The program is presented in cooperation with the Ninety-Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots), CT Women in Aviation International, and the CT Girls Collaborative Project.
Among the 20 women expected are: Nina Anderson, corporate pilot and author of “Flying Above the Glass Ceiling”; Anne Baddour, experimental research pilot for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility 1977-1997; Patricia Beckman, commander US Navy (retired) and flight test navigator for Boeing; Heather Howley, helicopter pilot/instructor and owner of a helicopter flight school in New York; Marilyn Pearson, FAA Operations Inspector and aerobatic pilot; Connie Tobias, commercial pilot and impersonator taking on the role of Harriet Quimby, the first female licensed pilot; Major Samantha Weeks, Thunderbirds pilot (retired), and Air Force Fellow at the office of Deputy Secretary of Defense; and impersonators taking on such roles as Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bancroft Law and Bessie Coleman.
The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $9 for seniors and $6 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 4 are admitted free. Group rates are available with pre-registration.
The New England Air Museum is located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.
For more information: 860-623-3305 or NEAM.org.