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Women’s flight academy to take off in Texas 
Free training offered
FOR THE SECOND year in a row, a Texas designated pilot examiner and her band of volunteers will host a weeklong academy aimed at helping women to advance in their flight training. Girls in Flight Training (GIFT) will take place November 3 through 9 at Wilbarger County Airport in Vernon, Texas. As was the case when Mary Latimer  created the academy in 2011, ground and flight instruction will be provided free of charge. Participants may bring aircraft or use a Cessna 150 for $50 per hour dry. About 25 women have enrolled so far, and free lodging at the airport is no longer available, but hotel accommodations can be obtained in Vernon. Some food will be provided by volunteers, and donations will be accepted. See the website (www.girls

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inflight.org/) for additional information on participating as a student or volunteer. The program is meant to be flexible to accommodate students at different levels of instruction. “We will adjust the teaching to meet the needs and goals of those who enroll in the academy,” Latimer said. “We

it’s applicable to flying, ask and we’ll cover the whys, history, and how to.” A broader goal is to identify and address issues that cause women to abandon flight training, and to assist them so that they can earn their certificates. The group will spend some time attempting to

A BROADER GOAL IS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS ISSUES THAT CAUSE WOMEN TO ABANDON FLIGHT TRAINING, AND TO ASSIST THEM SO THEY CAN EARN THEIR CERTIFICATES.
will assist each student in understanding basics of flight, the joy, safety, dispel myths and fears, passing the written tests, and/ or prepare for an oral and practical test. We will also assist in the understanding of weather, weight and balance, aerodynamics, regulations, airspace, GPS, et cetera. If identify and understand the differences in the way women learn. “We hope each student will bond with others to develop friendships that will enable them to reach out to one another when in need of someone who understands their experiences,” Latimer said.

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Flight Training - November 2012

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Flight Training - November 2012
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right seat
Letters
Southern Exposure
How It Works
ASI News
Success Story
News
Since You Asked
News Final Exam
Tech Tip
AOPA Action
Checkride
Flying Carpet
Icy Reception
Beyond All Expectations
Technique
Weather
Flight Lesson
Voices of Reason
Tech Talk
Keep Students Stoked
He Said 'Yes' But Means 'No'
Night Moves
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - November 2012 - Flight Training - November 2012
Flight Training - November 2012 - Cover2
Flight Training - November 2012 - Contents
Flight Training - November 2012 - 2
Flight Training - November 2012 - 3
Flight Training - November 2012 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - November 2012 - 5
Flight Training - November 2012 - Right seat
Flight Training - November 2012 - 7
Flight Training - November 2012 - Letters
Flight Training - November 2012 - 9
Flight Training - November 2012 - Southern Exposure
Flight Training - November 2012 - 11
Flight Training - November 2012 - How It Works
Flight Training - November 2012 - ASI News
Flight Training - November 2012 - Success Story
Flight Training - November 2012 - News
Flight Training - November 2012 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - November 2012 - 17
Flight Training - November 2012 - News Final Exam
Flight Training - November 2012 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - November 2012 - AOPA Action
Flight Training - November 2012 - Checkride
Flight Training - November 2012 - 22
Flight Training - November 2012 - 23
Flight Training - November 2012 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - November 2012 - 25
Flight Training - November 2012 - Icy Reception
Flight Training - November 2012 - 27
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Flight Training - November 2012 - 30
Flight Training - November 2012 - 31
Flight Training - November 2012 - Beyond All Expectations
Flight Training - November 2012 - 33
Flight Training - November 2012 - 34
Flight Training - November 2012 - 35
Flight Training - November 2012 - Technique
Flight Training - November 2012 - 37
Flight Training - November 2012 - Weather
Flight Training - November 2012 - 39
Flight Training - November 2012 - 40
Flight Training - November 2012 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - November 2012 - 42
Flight Training - November 2012 - 43
Flight Training - November 2012 - 44
Flight Training - November 2012 - Voices of Reason
Flight Training - November 2012 - 46
Flight Training - November 2012 - 47
Flight Training - November 2012 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - November 2012 - Keep Students Stoked
Flight Training - November 2012 - He Said 'Yes' But Means 'No'
Flight Training - November 2012 - Night Moves
Flight Training - November 2012 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - November 2012 - 54
Flight Training - November 2012 - 55
Flight Training - November 2012 - Debrief
Flight Training - November 2012 - Cover3
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