The San Diego Women in Aviation Chapter & The Commemorative Air Force Wing are hosting a Girl Scout Camp on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 9am-12pm at Gillespie Field Airport inside the Commemorative Air Force Hanger. This camp will educate girls from 6th-12th grade about the opportunities in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry!
"Go up, up and away as you discover what it’s like to fly an airplane around the world! Step into the boots of commercial, helicopter and military pilots, then put on your aviator sunglasses and slide into the cockpit of a real airplane. Learn what it’s like to be a “Top Gun” flight instructor, flight surgeon or attendant. Avoid a crash landing as you explore air traffic control and airport safety. Whether you want to blast off into space or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, the sky’s the limit!"
We are looking for helping hands of individuals in the San Diego Community as well as the Aviation Industry to help motivate the girls to pursue their dreams & education goals.
Who are we looking for to volunteer?
Men & Women in the Industry:
- Pilots (Commercial, Commuter, Cargo, Corporate, Military, Recreational, Flight Instructor)
- Mechanics A&P
- Flight Attendants
- Aircraft Dispatcher
- Station Agent
- Station Managers
- Aerospace Engineers
- UAV (All Careers)
- Airport Manager
- ATC Controller
- Safety Inspector
- NTSB employees
- FAA employees
- Airport Authority employees
- Airline employees
- Aviation or Aerospace Company employees
- Military Personnel
- Flight surgeon
- All Careers are Welcome!
***Anyone willing to help with the camp stations, set up, tear down, photography, social media, and timekeeping are all welcome and very important! This will be an excellent networking opportunity for you as we have various Airline & Aviation Companies volunteering! ****
Tell me more about the Camp:
In a nutshell, the camp will be set up with roughly 5 stations. At each station, the Girl Scouts will learn about ALL of the careers of the industry. (Not only Pilots) . The Girl Scouts will interact with the volunteers by asking questions and gaining knowledge about the industry. (Many girls might not even know women fly planes!) The girls will mainly be interacting with the volunteers on a panel but there are opportunities such as trying on a flight suit, taking tours inside the aircrafts, along with listening to the volunteers talk about how he or she was able to attain their career.
There will be a volunteer meeting for the" You can Be a Pilot" camp which will be held on
Monday September 23, 2013 at 6pm
Location: Casa Machado Restaurant (in Kearny Mesa @ MYF Airport)
Address: 3750 John J Montgomery Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
This meeting is for anyone that is planning to volunteer or teach a station (Career pannel) and for those of you who would like more information about the camp. You will be able to pick up your volunteer Packet at this meeting!
If you know someone that would be a perfect volunteer or speaker for this camp please forward this email or post at the office!
Attached is a flier for the camp, feel free to print & hang with this email.
If you would like to sign up to Volunteer for the Camp please utilize the link below:
Thank you for considering being a volunteer, we are looking forward to educating these young women about their potential!!!!
“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”
― Amelia Earhart
Paris M. Clement
Director of Community Outreach & Social Media
San Diego Chapter 61
Women in Aviation International
Interested in enrolling your daughter in "You Can Be a Pilot" camp or want a little more info on the camp form the Girl Scout Website? click the link below:
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