Girls learn about aviation

Published 9:38 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Civil Air Patrol senior members and cadets from the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron served in many roles for the Girls in Aviation Day at Sugar Valley Airport.

First in Flight NC, a Women in Aviation International Chapter, and Sugar Valley Airport hosted the event.

First in Flight NC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in the aviation industry through providing support and scholarships to young women getting started in the aviation field. Young girls between the ages of 8-17 came out to participate in aviation related events, ranging from an aircraft display, flying a flight simulator, and even discovering their first experience flying in an airplane.

Volunteers from Women in Aviation, The Ninety-Nines, EAA Chapter 1083, SVA, and the squadron worked together to make this a great event for more than a 100 young women. Cadets assisted with registration, flight line, flight simulators and escorting girls to planes for Young Eagle flights.

The CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sugar Valley Airport, 249 Gilbert Road in Mocksville.