Here at Build-A-Pilot, we took an unintentional break on our blog. Many aviation related reasons are behind it!
In becoming more involved with local aviation groups and communities, Rachel has been busy with a local EAA Chapter, as well as a 99’s chapter, and continuing to fly locally with friends and family, making memories and sharing the fun of aviation.
Rachel attended EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI. It was a week filled with making new friends, too many airplanes to count, and an early morning ride in the EAA Ford Tri-motor!
Rachel has also been busy attaining her instrument rating and just completed the commercial single engine add-on. She will be attending an accelerated program to attain the certified flight instructor rating next.
Although the year is nearly 3 and a half months old already, the flying season is just beginning. Rachel has set out to not only support and mentor aviation enthusiasts on their aviation journey, but to help those individuals who have yet to begin! Throughout the year it is her goal to increase the reach to members of the public who are interested in aviation. Since March is Women’s history month, she is combining her love of history with aviation. She has made a call out to ladies in particular for the month of March.
Here is her challenge:
In the interest of promoting Women in Aviation. All you have to do to get the ride is send me a brief (less than 500 words) essay telling me why you want to go. Of the notes received, I will choose one as the winner. I will accept entries until the end of March. Here are the rules:
1. The ride recipient must be a female who is old enough to appreciate the experience. Typically, this means at least 8 years old. Preference will be given to kids because the goal is to create a lifelong interest in aviation, but there is no upper age limit as long as you can get in the plane.
1a. For young children a parent must go with them. I can take up to 3 passengers, depending on weight and balance.
2. To prevent the appearance of favoritism, this contest is not open to family members.
3. Candidates must not have previously ridden in a small airplane. If you’ve been on an airliner that’s fine, but no previous small plane or helicopter experience
4. The airplane ride will take place in Poughkeepsie, NY or somewhere within 30 minutes flying time of there. If you’re not sure if your local airport is close enough, send me a PM and we’ll see.
5. Young ladies who are not old enough to write their own note may have a parent write a note on their behalf.
Do you know of someone who might be interested? Please share this to anyone who might have a lady in their life who has ever hinted at the dream to fly! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the essay and we will forward it along to Rachel.