The Guam Chapter of Women in Aviation International received a $500 donation from the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay to support female pilots.
Pearla Cordero, president and founder of the Guam chapter of Women in Aviation International, spoke about the aviation organization’s work to help women in the aviation industry during the club’s meeting Tuesday at La Seine du Lotte restaurant. Hotel Guam.
“We have a number of local students and young women who have sued the industry,” Cordero said, adding that the Guam chapter, which started in November 2019, has 18 members.
The non-profit organization provides education, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities in the aviation industries. Cordero also explained that the Guam chapter is working to create pathways for those who might think a career or education in the industry might be out of reach.
Earlier this year, members of the Guam Chapter of Women in Aviation International organized field trips for schools to visit United Airlines hangars to see and learn about aircraft and the first stages for those who wish to potentially become pilots, which involves flying experiences with licensed pilots. in Cessna single-engine aircraft.
Cordero said there are two flight schools in Guam that work with the Guam chapter of the organization to help mentor new pilots.
The two schools, Aire Services LLC and TrendVector Aviation International Inc., can arrange a discovery flight of about 45 minutes for a cost of about $200 that flies over the air traffic loop over Tumon.
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