The day finally arrived. Fly Day! 17 girls, and tons of community volunteers, gathered at the Punta Gorda EAA 565 Building at Punta Gorda Airport. We had everything from simulators to drones to crafts for the students to learn from. We also had an amazing guest speaker Sydney, a former Certified Flight Instructor at Aeroguard Flight Training Center. Our two amazing pilots were Bob DiCello and Terry Carbonell, both incredible and generous pilots. The girls had such a blast, and we even got one signed up for her Student Pilot’s Certificate and joining as a member of the Paradise Coast Ninety Nines. A huge success, considering most of the girls…
This workshop was originally supposed to be in October, but had to be pushed back because of Hurricane Ian. However, the attendance did not disappoint! These girls were amazing and attentive, and made teaching so much fun. We built wing ribs, learned about parts of the plane, made a flight plan, and did a walk around of the EAA Chapter 66’s aircraft. Aviation is hard work, but they pushed through and learned a lot! Thank you to the EAA Chapter 66 for lending us your building for this event! What an amazing venue for such an amazing group of young women.