WOMEN OF AVIATION WEEK, San Carlos March 4-10:Discovery Flights & Military Vet Motivate Girls to Fly

In honor of Women of Aviation Worldwide week, celebrated in the U.S. and 36 countries, the Bay area chapter of WOAW invites women and girls to experience a free "discovery flight" around the Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport.
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Feb. 26, 2013 - PRLog -- This event is designed to introduce women and girls to the world of aviation and celebrate the contributions of women in the air and space industry. Women of Aviation events promote awareness of the many opportunities the industry offers.

To demonstrate the extraordinary life-long benefits of pursuing a career in aviation, WOAW has invited bestselling author and Air Force veteran, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, to speak at Hiller Aviation Museum at 5:30 p.m. on March 9th.  Captain Tiscareño-Sato, a graduate of the Aerospace Studies Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program at U.C. Berkeley, will share photographs and stories from her active duty global aviation career onboard the KC-135 refueling tanker that took her to many different nations. This educational event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a sneak peek at the military officer’s upcoming bilingual children’s book Good Night Captain Mama  [http://www.captainmama.com/]. As she does when she speaks at schools and conferences around the country, Graciela will bring girls and women closer to their dreams of flying by offering them the chance to don a real Air Force flight suit, scarf, hat and flight boots.

“Few people have ever met a woman aviator as the current female pilots to female population ratio is approximately 1:5,900 in the U.S.,” says Mireille Goyer, WOA International Team Leader.

This year the theme is “Women and Space,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flight by the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. Valentina still is the only human that has flown by herself into space.

The women of WOAW offer free flights to women and girls at their events to encourage more females to pursue aviation careers. It’s easy to secure your free flight. Just RVSP at:  http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/events/usa-california-...

About WOAW

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, held annually during the week of March 4th, aims to foster diversity in aviation by celebrating history, raising awareness, and sparking vocations as thousands of girls and women are introduced to aviation through industry-wide collaboration. Learn more at http://www.womenofaviationweek.org

About Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Captain, USAFR

Graciela is the Founder of Bay Area publishing and marketing communications firm Gracefully Global Group, LLC. She is an international award-winning author and speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. She speaks at universities, association events, schools to expand the horizons of young people towards extraordinary professional careers. She lives in the East Bay with her family. Read more about her military aviation career at the Author tab at book site above.

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