Sometimes the stress of “minivan-ning” all over town makes me want to just fly away.
Well, this week I had my opportunity to not only fly away, but to do so in style in a fully restored vintage aircraft that looked like it came straight out of the old Hollywood black and white classic – Casablanca.
Just so happens September 26 is Girls in Aviation Day, and my friends at the Frontiers of Flight Museum are celebrating in a big way with the arrival of the Flagship Detroit DC-3 aircraft. It’s all part of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s weekend activities to promote Museum Day Live! where guests can visit the museum free on Saturday, September 26.
For one day only, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at: Free Ticket for Museum Day Live!
During this special preview flight for local girl leaders, I got a chance to meet representatives from Women in Aviation International. They are partnering with Frontiers of Flight Museum to promote Girls in Aviation Day and attract more young women to the aviation and aerospace community.
Women in Aviation International will host a special panel discussion that will bring all of the passion, exploration, learning, and excitement of aviation and aerospace with industry speakers .
The event is designed to introduce girls 6 to 18 to the broad array of aviation careers open to them. This may include becoming airplane pilots, aerospace engineers, air traffic controllers, business people, aircraft maintenance technicians, educators, astronauts, and so much more.
What better way to get girls excited about flying than actually having a rare opportunity to go up for a spin in such a famous vintage aircraft – like the Flagship Detroit DC 3. The plane is visiting Dallas as part of this special weekend activity.
The aircraft, built in 1937, is widely recognized as one of the most popular passenger carriers in aviation history. It has been beautifully restored by the Flagship Detroit Foundation and will be on display through September. 27 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Rides are available by purchasing a $150 membership from the Foundation on site.
Riding in the vintage aircraft was like traveling in a time capsule for these young passengers. The flight gave them a chance to experience the wonder of aviation from a long ago era. And who knows, it just might be just the spark needed to encourage them to spread their wings and soar ahead in pursuit of a future in aviation and aerospace.
And for today’s girls, the sky is no longer the limit.