Ladies, if you’re based in Florida or the southeast, here’s an invitation to seriously consider. It’s your chance to fly and share your fun with young girls hoping for their very first airplane ride. The organizer’s Saturday night banquet sounds like a blast. We have a lot of lady taildragger pilots based in Florida. Â Would be a great excuse for a LLT get together!
From the Florida organizer of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
We are seeking women pilots with airplanes, particularly taildraggers, for our special event we are organizing in conjunction with NASA, International Women’s Air and Space Museum, and local chapters of the 99s.Â NASA is inviting girls from middle school through early high school out to Arthur Dunn Airport in Titusville, Florida on Saturday March 9 to meet and greet with women astronauts, scientists, engineers, and aviators.
We would love to have a representative of your group involved with our project.Â Better yet we would like to recruit some women pilots willing to give free rides that day.Â We will have a banquet at the local Holiday Inn.Â The Deputy Director of NASA Janet Petro will be our keynote speaker.
Hope you can join us to bring more women and girls into aviation and STEM activities.Â Â Â flyitforwardtitusville.info
My goal is to become a taildragger pilot, by the way.
Barbara Ganson, Ph.D.
Faculty Assembly, College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University
Department of History
Box 3091, 777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
In the evening, you and other aviation fans can celebrate the progress women have made in aviation and aerospace at a fun-filled costume party and banquet. The theme is the 1940’s through the 1960’s, so women could dress up as Rosie the Riveter, WASPs or borrow from 50s and 60s styles with pencil skirts, beehive hairdoos, and poodle skirts. Men can wear zoot suits or be a NASA mission control geek or many other options.
The Master of Ceremonies will be Gus McLeod.
He is the first person to fly an open-cockpit biplane around the North Pole. He is also the author ofÂ Solo to the Top of the WorldÂ and has also competed in the TV seriesÂ The Amazing Race.
The banquet will begin at 6:30pm.
Tickets for the banquet cost $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. To order tickets, mail a check made out to the “Gulfstream 99s” and mail it to: Barbara Ganson, Florida Atlantic University Department of History Box 3091, 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Titusville located at 4715 Helen Hauser BlvdÂ Â Titusville, FL 32780.