America’s first woman in space, Sally Ride, was born in California in 1951. Sally responded to an advertisement in the newspaper, of all places, that was in search of individuals to join the space program. This would lead Sally to join NASA in 1978 and to complete two flights in space, both on the Challenger shuttle. Sally Ride passed away in July of 2012, but her legacy will never be forgotten.
The pilots at San Carlos Airport in California are sure to not let Sally’s memory fade when they introduce girls and women to aviation and aerospace during Women Of Aviation Week 2013. The week long event invites women to have new experiences through the gift of flight.
On March 9th, a special evening event is sure to inspire many at the Hiller Aviation Museum thanks to special guests! One special guest includes, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato. She is a remarkable “do it all” type of woman. Marketer, award winning author, publisher and an advocate for special needs children are just a few bullet points on her resume. During her presentation, Graciela will share why aviation is so close to her heart. She will use her engaging story telling skills to tell participants what it was like for her to work on the KC-135 aerial refueling tanker as a US Air Force Officer.
Event organizer, Ana Uribe-Ruiz is excited to a part of Women Of Aviation Week. She decided to host an event because, “Many out there have a curiosity about flying but do not have the opportunity to see what it is.”
For those girls and women who are just curious about flight, to those who hope to someday be like Sally Ride, San Carlos Airport will have a little something for everybody during Women Of Aviation Week.
“The sky is the limit and we will provide the best time for everyone here,” says Ana.