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Sixth Annual Girls Aviation Day draws future (and present) aviationists

 

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SkyWest Airline pilot Deon Mayer and Grace Brekke sporting mutual smiles at Girls Aviation Day.

Girls Aviation Day, May 2, at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, offered incentives to boys and girls alike. Pilots in EAA Chapter 25 gave free first rides to 53 to youngsters. Aircraft ranged from a J-3 Cub to a Cessna 172.

There were also guided tours of the North Memorial helicopter facilities. Representatives from the 99's Flying Club, Air Trek North, Civil Air Patrol, Stars of the North, the Minnesota chapter of Women in Aviation, AirSpace Minnesota, Learning Jet, Minnesota Army Guard Reserve, and the National Guard were on hand to supply information about career, volunteer, and hobby opportunities in available in aviation.

For more iformation regarding Girls in Aviation visit facebook.com/girlsinaviation

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Pilot Don Eide stands beside Austin Englehart, (17) Avery Gruber, (8), Brady Englehart (13), who hold introductory airplane ride certificates are from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles rides program.

 

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