My lovely mother shared a really cool website with me last week. A dynamic woman and pilot, Lynda Meeks, located in the Cleveland, Ohio area (where I grew up, by the way), has a wonderful site called Girls With Wings . . . Dreams Take Flight.
The goal of Girls With Wings is to introduce flying to girls at an early age and to motivate them to create “flight plans not fairy tales.” In fact, this year, Girls With Wings is offering its first scholarship for aspiring pilots.
The site is cute and offers several games, inspirational stories about female pilots, and volunteer opportunities. It also offers girls’ and women’s clothing, most in some hue of pink, with messages such as “Yes, Girls Can Fly!”
If you have a daughter, you and she may want to check out the site at http://www.girlswithwings.com/.
In addition, I’ve learned that the founder, Lynda Meeks, makes presentations to schools (any grade level), Girl Scout troops, career days, and other gatherings in which she can inspire girls to explore all of their opportunities - using, aviation, of course, as a prime example. If your school or group would like that type of inspiration, contact Lynda through her website.