OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- EAA is looking to encourage girls to explore the field of aviation with its brand new event: Girls on the Fly.
The event will be open to girls in 6th grade through high school. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 29 at the EAA Aviation Museum.
Click here to pre-register for the free event.
Girls will have the chance to build RC planes, experience Redbird Flight Simulators, get hands-on experience with aviation technology and, weather permitting, take a ride on an airplane.
They will also have the chance to hear directly from girls and women who have a passion for aviation.
"Our goal with Girls on the Fly is to introduce the next generation of girls to the wonders of aviation," said Cindi Pokorny, an educator in EAA’s Youth Education Center. "Being able to offer hands-on activities and the chance to interact with women who share a passion for aviation is a great way for girls to determine if aviation is the right path for them as a hobby or career."