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Girls in Aviation Day

By Nicole Weatherholtz

Girls in Aviation Day, a Women in Aviation, International Event, was held at Manassas Regional Airport on September 24, 2016. Girls ages 8 to 15 years old from throughout Northern Virginia came together to connect with other girls and women who are excited about aviation. The event gave the girls the chance to explore the opportunity to work and play in the aviation and aerospace industry while experiencing the thrill that aviation offers. Girls who attended the event had the opportunity to meet women with careers in aviation and also learned about international aviation careers. Attendees also had the opportunity to control a pretend air traffic control tower and flight simulator.

Girls learn about drones in a hands on environment with Kashmir World Foundation UAS Engineer, Danny Wanna.

Girl Scouts learn how to fly a drone with Ben Goff of Kashmir World Foundation.

A young Girl Scout has fun while posing for the drone’s camera.

Princess Aliyah and Kashmir Rose test out a flight simulator during the event.

John Langford, CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences discusses drones with a guest at Girls in Aviation Day.

Kashmir Rose Pandolfi, John Langford, and Princess Aliyah pose with SKATE. Kashmir Robotics & Aurora Team took SKATE to Kruger National Park in South Africa to learn about counter poaching and how drones can help make a difference.

Jamie Feger of Women in Aviation, Princess Aliyah Pandolfi, Executive Director at KwF,, Kashmir Rose Pandolfi, and Shelly Simi, Director of Corporate Communication and Public Relations at Aurora Flight Sciences enjoy Girls in Aviation Day.

Kashmir World Foundation was excited to attend the event to give girls a chance to learn about drone technology in a hands on environment. Princess Aliyah Pandolfi, Executive Director of Kashmir World Foundation, spoke to the girls about how drones can be used to support wildlife conservation efforts. The girls were extremely interested in learning about the different ways they could use drones to impact and improve our planet. Kashmir World Foundation looks forward to attending next year’s Girls in Aviation Day and working with girls from the event in the near future!

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