On Saturday, October 5, A group of 20 girls from the ALC along with our architecture teacher and pilot, Ms. Adriane Wilson, and our CTE specialist, Mrs. Ronda Hair met at the SCL airport to join a group of 120 girls from all over the state of Utah to take part in the 2019 WING flight. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these girls.
They alternate a different state to be picked to go on this flight, so it was such a privilege for Utah to be chosen this time.
The girls had such an amazing experience. They were treated like royalty the whole day.
The girls who attended from the ALC were, Mckennah Watson, Kailee Richman, Jasmine Jonas, Alexis Sorenson, Emily Jolley, Savanah Higley, Fernanda Olvera, Katelyn Gappmayer, Abigail Macias, Cozette Caron, Katie Farley, Allyson Roman, Rachel Weber, Brin Barnett, Grace Thacker, Katelyn Jackson, Morgan Dean, Frida Gomez-Rios, Daisy Gonzalez, Ember Lee.
The schools that were honored with this opportunity are the Advanced Learning Center, Bryant Middle School, Granite Technical School, Jordan Technical School, Karl G Maesar Prep Academy, and Salt Lake Center for Science Education.
The WING Flight gives girls an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of traditionally male roles. Last year's flight was also joined by female mechanics, engineers, technicians, and IT specialists.
Delta created the WING flight to attract women to the aviation and aerospace fields. From the flight crew, pilots, gate agents—and even flight dispatchers—the flight was entirely female. The WING flight gives girls a chance to see themselves in traditionally male-dominated roles.
The WING flight originated as a response to the lack of female pilots — only 5.14 percent of pilots in the United States are female.
HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MR. HALLS, ALC's AVIATION TEACHER, AND AMY MONSON, GRANITE's AVIATION TEACHER, FOR MAKING THIS A POSSIBILITY!
NBC’s Natalie Morales joined Delta Air Lines for its fifth annual WING flight, in which an all-female flight team brings together 120 young girls who have their sights set on careers in aviation and aerospace. This is the link to her broadcast.
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