Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Girls Inc Group Celebrates Women in Aviation With a First for Some Local Middle Schoolers

This story is from November: 

From WDEF News 12: Girls Inc Group Celebrates Women in Aviation With a First for Some Local Middle Schoolers

A first for some local girls.
They got a chance to meet a role model who helped them reach new heights.
Girls Inc took the group from the Orchard Knob Middle after school program to the Wilson Air Center today.
It's part of their celebration of Women in Aviation month.
The girls met one of the female pilots currently flying in and out of Chattanooga.
Rebecca Gibson works for Crystal Air.
She told the group about her career, answered questions and gave them a tour of a plane.
It's the first time the girls had ever been on one.
 Rebecca Gibson, Pilot, Crystal Air, "We're just trying to put aviation on their horizon. Maybe it's something they never really thought about."
Madeleine Dougherty, Girls Inc, Chattanooga, "I also wanted them to realize as far as women have come it's still really rare to meet a woman who is a pilot and the girls were really so excited to meet a woman who's working in a male dominated field."
Girls Inc has been inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold since 1961. 

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