Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Denver Girls Get Summer Flight Camp Day Passes

Received this press release today:

Powder Puff Pilot Sponsors Future Women Pilots
Two Half-Day Scholarships Available for Summer Camp at Wings


April 14, 2009, Aurora, Colorado – Powder Puff Pilot, a Denver-based web retailer that specializes in pilot gear and accessories for women, is sponsoring two scholarships for Summer Camp at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Each award provides tuition for the morning session, Science of Flight, for a second- through six-grader. During the week-long program, campers learn about the four forces that enable an airplane to fly, complete a flight plan, fly a simulator, and build different types of airplanes. The session concludes with a chance to fly in a real airplane with a qualified pilot from a local EAA Chapter.

Powder Puff Pilot is providing two half-day admissions to Summer Camp at Wings (each a $145 value), held at the museum on the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. Winners are selected based on their essay, which describes their aviation goal or role model. “One of the reasons I founded the company was to encourage and inspire girls to pursue aviation,” explained Sue Hughes, owner of Powder Puff Pilot. “I hope this opportunity will launch a life-long love of flying or perhaps an aviation career.”

Wings Summer Camp consists of two half-day sessions—Science of Flight in the morning and Space Adventures in the afternoon. While the Powder Puff Pilot scholarship covers only the morning session, applicants interested in Space Adventures are encouraged to enroll in the full-day program. Winners who have already enrolled will receive a refund for the half-day program. More information about the scholarship—including eligibility, application forms and deadlines, and session dates—is posted on www.PowderPuffPilot.com/scholarship.

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Powder Puff Pilot was founded in November 2008 by Sue Hughes of Aurora, Colorado. Among the products that it designs and sells are the children’s picture book The Pilot Alphabet, and a page-a-day calendar, This Day in Women’s Aviation. She also writes a monthly column, “Airlooms,” for Flight Plan Magazine. For further information or to order Powder Puff Pilot products, visit www.PowderPuffPilot.com or call toll free at 888-801-6628.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is committed to meeting the educational needs of our community by inspiring and educating the coming generations of aviators, astronauts, scientists and leaders. Located in the former Lowry AFB on the east side of Denver, Wings is housed in a World War II–era Hangar No. 1. For more information, go to www.wingsmuseum.org or call 303-360-5360.

Media Contact:
Sue Hughes
Aurora, Colorado
720-256-3442
SueHughes@PowderPuffPilot.com

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