Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 29, 2010 Cleveland Lakefront Airport: CarolAnn Garratt speaks

CarolAnn Garratt, who set a world record circumnavigating the globe in 2008 to raise money and awareness for ALS research, will lecture at the International Women's Air & Space Museum on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The free lecture is part of museum programming in celebration of 100 years of American women in flight. Garratt will be speaking about her aviation career and the two flights she has taken in honor of her mother, who died from ALS. CarolAnn Garratt is a resident of Gainesville, Florida and is a former manager with a Fortune 500 company. She earned her private pilot's license in 1978, her instrument rating in 1980 and a commercial license in 1996. After her mother suffered and died from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), she first flew around the world in 2003. In 2008, Garratt and her co-pilot Carol Foy set a world record, circumnavigating the globe in 8 days, 12 hours and 20 minutes. The National Aeronautics Association certified their flight as the U.S. record.

CarolAnn Garratt has written two books about her experiences and they will be available for purchase at the lecture. All proceeds go toward ALS research. For reservations or more information about this free event, contact the museum office at (216) 623-1111 or info@iwasm.org.

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