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