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Colorado 99s Aviation Patch Day

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are invited to join the female pilots of the Colorado 99s for Aviation Patch Day on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. in Colorado Springs! The 99s is an international organization of women pilots who work to promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring their unique history and sharing their passion for flight.

This event has filled quickly in the past! Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/colorado_99s_aviatio.html

This event will introduce 45 Girl Scouts to five different parts of aviation.

  • Aviation History: Take a trip through aviation history to the first pilots and their planes.
  • Aircraft Design: Tour a General Aviation hangar to view and explore different types of airplanes.
  • Airfield Design: Explore the meaning of the pavement markings, signs, and lights at an airport and learn how they help with traffic at an airport.
  • ATC (Air Traffic Control): Tour the Colorado Springs Air Traffic Control Tower (Located on Peterson Air Force Base).
  • Airline Maintenance: Tour SkyWest Airline’s Colorado Springs maintenance base.

Check-in is 12:30 – 1 p.m. The event starts at 1 p.m

Event locations:

  • Jet Center (1575 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80916)
  • SkyWest Maintenance Hanger (1945 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80916)
  • ATC Tower (460 Kinchloe Loop, Colorado Springs 80914)

Registration will close when capacity is met OR on October 3.

Please note: This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. This event takes place at three locations (listed below) and adults in attendance are expected to transport their girls to each location throughout the event. The whole group will move to each location together.

Questions? aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Girl Scouts explore aviation with female pilots from the Colorado Ninety-Nines

As many as 45 Girl Scouts learned about aviation from the Colorado Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. Aviation Patch Day was Saturday, Oct. 12. 2018 at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. Girls explored different parts of aviation at five different stations:

  • Aircraft Design: Tour Rocky Mountain Metro Airport’s ramp to view and explore different airplanes.
  • Paper Airplane Aerodynamics: Make and race various paper airplane designs.
  • ATC (Air Traffic Control): How airplanes are directed around an airport.
  • Weather: How airplanes are affected by weather.
  • Aviation History: Take a trip through history to the first pilots and their planes.

The Ninety-Nines was established in 1929 by 99 women pilots with Amelia Earhart as its first President. Today, with over 5,600 members worldwide, one of the key missions of the organization is to promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support. Over the past 75 years the organization has introduced thousands of girls and women to the wonders of aviation and awarded well over 800 scholarships, helping hundreds of women achieve their aviation dreams.

Colorado 99s Aviation Patch Day

Submitted by Theresa Monroe

Metro Denver

Englewood

Juliette Gordon Low experienced her first flight eight years after the Wright brothers successfully flew the Wright Flyer I in 1903. The thrilling experience lead Juliette to introduce a Girl Scouts Aviation badge to the Girl Scouts Handbook.

Keeping with that tradition, on April 14, 2018, the Colorado 99s (an organization of all female pilots) is hosting Aviation Patch Day. This program is for Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors  interested in aviation-related activities. These include making and racing various paper airplanes, learning the language of aviation, understanding more about weather, hearing the history of aviation, and even sitting in the cockpit of an airplane.

Event details:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1 – 4 p.m.
Centennial Airport’s Denver Air Connection
13000 E. Control Tower Road
Englewood, CO 80112

Cost of the event is $6 per Girl Scout
Use this link to register: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/_99_s_aviation_patch.html 
*** Last day to register is April 7, 2018.

Questions? Contact: 
Theresa Monroe
(719) 210-0890
monroetheresa@ymail.com

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