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Girls in Aviation Day

Sat Oct 09, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Community Partner
Brownie, Junior, Ambassador, Senior, Cadette, Daisy

This hands-on STEM day will provide the opportunity for Girl Scouts to meet female pilots, visit aircraft, learn principles of flight, and find out about careers in aviation in both the military and civilian sector.

The day will begin at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard with juice & cookies at 8 a.m.  Programming will begin at 9 a.m. with presentations by civilian and military pilots, hands-on experiments with KS STARBASE staff on principles of flight, and tours of the Museum and aircraft.  At 11:30 a.m. Girl Scouts will travel with sponsors to the Combat Air Museum (1/2 mile) to eat lunch, tour civilian and military aircraft, meet women who fly, meet people who work in aviation occupations, tour the Combat Air Museum, and take a flight in a flight simulator.  The Lawrence Chapter of The Ninety-Nines will again participate and share their passion for flight. The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

Girls will receive a Girls in Aviation patch.

Materials Needed: Will need to pack a lunch

Addresses: 125 SE Airport E. Drive and 7016 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619

See the map for directions

Additional information: Dress for indoor and outdoor activities.  Troop leaders should stay with their girls through all activities. They should pay special attention to the map and directions and plan to arrive in time to begin promptly at 9 a.m.

* The first portion of the day is at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, located at 125 SE Airport E. Drive, Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas (main entrance to Topeka Regional Airport).  Parking is located on both sides and in front of the Museum.

Cost: FREE

How to regsiter: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Contact the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at or call 785 862-1020 (Museum) or 785 221-9934 (Cell Phone), giving Number and Home Town of the Troop, Level of Girl Scouts, Number of girls, and Number and Contact Information for volunteers.

Questions? Contact the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at, Museum phone 785-862-1020, or cell phone 785-221-9934.  Text messages may be sent to the cell phone.

About these partners: The Combat Air Museum’s mission is to provide a center for education and for the preservation of military aircraft and artifacts by showing their importance in the world today. The mission of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard is to preserve and present the militia heritage of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard through exhibits, presentations, and special events.