Girls In Flight Training (GIFT) Week was developed by CFI Mary Latimer as a way to help and encourage women to pursue their aviation dreams. During the week of August 8-14, 2021, women from all over the country will meet in Frederick, Maryland for ground school and, if desired, flight training. Training is available for all levels; aspiring private pilots, instrument, commercial, and CFI candidates are welcome to attend as well as rusty pilots looking for a Flight Review or an Instrument Proficiency Check*.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Join us for a fun-filled evening of conversation and painting!
When: Thursday April 8, 2021 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Bravo Flight Training - 330 Aviation Way; Frederick, MD 21702 (KFDK)
How: Click on either link to register: Sign Up Genius or https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4FADA82CA3FE3-thesugarloaf
note: capacity limited to county/state gathering rules in place at the time of the event
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Woman in Space program. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts', including John Glenn's, the first American in orbit. But just one week before the final phase of training, the program was abruptly cancelled. A combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women ever flew into space. Undeterred, Wally went on to become America's first female aviation safety inspector, though her dream of being an astronaut never dimmed. Wally has finished her latest book and will share the details with us.
Don't let her snow white hair fool you. She is energetic, passionate about aviation, space and the future of women in aviation.
Wally is living history.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The chapter has put together an event for the local American Heritage Girls from grades 3-8. We will be holding the event on Saturday, April 13th at Signature Flight Support FDK in the corporate hangar (closest to AOPA ramp). Set up will be starting at 8am with event concluding at 3pm.
Please email Elizabeth Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to help or provide flights!