Women Fly! is an annual event that gives young women the rare opportunity to meet dozens of exceptional women in aerospace professions.
The two-day, March 2-3 program includes Friday networking activities for young women and aerospace professionals, and a Saturday panel discussion open to the public. Special guest on both days is former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence. Capt. Lawrence is a veteran of four space shuttle flights.
Friday, March 2
Tours – Lectures – Networking
The Friday Women Fly! program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to 100 young women ages 13-17 to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities allowing them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of flight-related careers. Volunteering their time are dozens of women aerospace professionals including airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers and engineers in all disciplines. There will be an afternoon panel discussion with former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence, U.S. Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Eileen Crawford, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nora Jacobsen, and U.S. Navy Helicopter Rescue Aircrewman Melissa Dixon. Pre-registration is required to attend, and attendance is limited.
Saturday, March 3
This 2 p.m. panel discussion includes former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence and U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Nora Jacobsen. Lawrence has made four space flights, Jacobsen has over 3,100 flight hours in five different navy aircraft and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot rating. Her awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. The program is open to the public, and free with admission to the Museum.