AirVenture Can Help You Share Your Love Of Aviation With Your
Are you a Dad with a teenaged daughter? Do you have trouble
relating? You are not alone! Given the difficulty most men have
relating to women, even their wives, it's not surprising that Dads
sometimes just don't "get" their daughters -- and vice versa. Of
course, a lack of shared interests makes it difficult to spend
quality time together.
Does this mean you have to bite the bullet, go the mall with
your daughter and hold her purse while she tries on clothes in
order to foster a meaningful relationship? If you are desperate to
find things to do with your daughter (that you both can enjoy) fret
no more, AirVenture 2006 to the rescue!
Women Soar, presented by the EAA in cooperation with the FAA, is
an event whose goal is to help girls from the ages of 13-18 explore
interesting career possibilities they may not have considered. If
your attempts to kindle an interest for aviation in your daughter
are met with glazed-over eyeballs and the common refrain, "Dad,
pilots are boys," Women Soar can help.
This program is a great way for Dad to do something fun with
daughter while giving him some much needed "cred" when he next
suggests she might become a pilot.
The program consists of two days of presentations and
interactive experiences hosted by some of the most influential
people in their areas of expertise including engineering,
education, science and journalism. Because there are so many
different subjects, activities can be tailored to your daughter's
You and she will meet test pilots, military combat pilots,
scientists, educators, journalists and leaders of industry and
government -- all of whom happen to be women. Talk about crushing
According to Debey Von, directory of the program, this is the
second year EAA has presented Women Soar. Fifty girls attended last
year, with 60 already registered this year; their goal of 150
leaves plenty of room for more.
She is excited about young women teaming with mentors who can
help guide them through the preparation necessary to succeed in
careers not traditionally considered by women, including
"They are going to meet some very interesting women," Von said,
"especially during the panel discussion with the Women's Airforce
Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II. Plus they get to spend
opening day at AirVenture and see the Beach Boys in concert -- what
a great deal!"
If this sounds like a fun opportunity to spend time with your
daughter you should contact the EAA and register today.
Registration fees cover all meals, presentations, special
activities and admittance to Opening Day of AirVenture.