WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum will host its 10th annual Women Take Flight event on Sunday, Nov. 2.
The program features women who have pioneered new careers for women in aviation and aerospace engineering. Guests will share their experiences at stations around the museum one-on-one with visitors, at presentations, and at panel discussions. Impersonators will portray the characters of early aviation pioneers.
Among the 20 women in aviation and aerospace expected are: Nagin Cox, Jet Propulsion Laboratories engineer on the team that developed and operated the Curiosity Rover on Mars; Bee Haydu, a Woman Air Force Service Pilot from World War II who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Obama; Patricia Beckman, Commander US Navy (retired), flight test navigator, and first woman qualified as a crewmember in the F-15 and F-18; Lucy Young, Commercial and Navy Fighter Pilot (second woman carrier certified); Terry VandenDolder, American Airlines and Air Force pilot (retired); Martha Parish, FAA Operations Inspector; Team #5 from Classic Air Race 2013; Pratt & Whitney Women’s Council; Women Air Reservists at Westover Air Base, Chicopee MA; Linda Maloney, Naval aviator and author of Military Fly Moms; Pilot with Hurricane Hunters; Stacy Sheard, corporate helicopter pilot for MA Mutual; Trish Margarido, Medic with Life Star; and a U2 pilot.
For more information: NEAM.org