Girls With Wings, Inc.
March 5, 2011
While reading the AOPA magazine I read about Girls With Wings and Lynda Meeks. I though what a great way to give back to the community, and specifically young girls wondering what they are going to be when they grow up. She mentioned in the article that she gives presentations on promoting aviation for girls. I hold a private pilot’s license, but I guess I never thought about sharing my experience with other women or girls. Lynda had the insight and energy to do so. I wanted our Girl Scouts, including my daughter to hear what Lynda had to say. I contacted Lynda via email. I really did not think she would respond, let alone make herself available for a presentation to our girls all the way in El Dorado Hills, California. Lynda replied back saying she would be available. Well, we made it happen. The presentation was one of the best presentations our girls have had. Lynda made the presentation like a “career day”. The presentation was very interactive with the girls all eyes on the many illustrations, activities and the speech about why girls too can be pilots and not just boys. We are very fortunate to have had Lynda give of herself and her experience in aviation. Thank you very much Lynda.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Since I am a private pilot, I know first hand that not too many girls think about going into aviation so this presentation from Lynda is great!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to reach more girls
Would you volunteer for this group again?
Volunteer & I organized the presentation, along with our Girl Scout Troop Leader and invited two other troops to see the presentation.