Today, March 8, we celebrate both International Women’s Day and the start of Women of Aviation Worldwide week.
Since the world’s first female pilot Raymonde de Laroche earned her license and the legendary Olive Ann Beech co-founded Beech Aircraft Corporation, women have been shaping history and inspiring generations to soar.
Textron Aviation is proud to celebrate these holidays and recognize not only women’s achievements to date, but the many yet to come with the next generation of women in aviation.
Mindy Lindheim, an employee pilot, recently introduced local Girl Scouts from the Kansas Heartland council to aviation with a hands-on experience in the Cessna Skyhawk.
The girls learned about how airplanes fly and experienced what it’s like to be a pilot in a training simulator.
I want to be a pilot because its really cool and very hard to learn. But I'm up for the challenge because I'm a Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts are always up for the challenge.Girl Scout from the Kansas Heartland council
At Textron Aviation, we #ChooseToChallenge the next generation of women to take flight and explore the many career options available to them in aviation. Learn more about what’s possible at www.txtav.com/careers.