WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR SET TO INSPIRE YOUNG WOMEN AT AIRVENTURE 2012
APPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR,
a four-day mentoring camp for young
women, are now being accepted as the
program returns for its eighth year during
EAA AirVenture 2012.
Women Soar You Soar, scheduled for
Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July
The program is available to
young women entering grades
nine through 12 in fall 2012.
Hundreds of teenage girls have
benefited from the experi-
ences and guidance of women
actively involved in the world
“Attendees will have the
opportunity to engage with
inspiring aviation mentors en-
gaged in a variety of aviation
careers and experience what a
career in aviation has to offer
as we create the next generation of avia-
tors,” said Elissa Lines, EAA vice president
of business and donor relations. “These
young women will undoubtedly come away
excited about the opportunities they have
Among the mentors sharing her insights
on aviation careers is noted aerobatics
performer and Southwest Airlines captain
Debby Rihn-Harvey, chairperson of the
Women Soar You Soar steering committee.
Cost is $75, including lodging at the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, meals,
and AirVenture admission. Registration
scholarships are also available for young
women meeting financial need requirements. Applications will be accepted
through June 29, 2012, and may be downloaded at www. AirVenture.org/womensoar.
Space in the program is limited, so apply
today. Questions? Call 800-236-1025.
STEVE MILLER BAND WILL ROCK AIRVENTURE ON OPENING DAY
THE STEVE MILLER BAND, rocking audiences
for two generations, brings its high-ener-
gy show to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on
Monday, July 23, for the popular opening
night concert, presented by Ford Motor
Company. The concert is scheduled to be-
gin at 7 p.m. following the opening day’s
air show and is included with AirVenture
admission for that day. Wisconsin native
Miller scored a No. 1
hit with “The Joker”
in 1973 and the group
has sold more than 30
million records with
such unforgettable hits
as “Fly Like an Eagle,”
“Rock’n Me,” “Jet Air-
liner,” and many others.
ORBIS DC- 10 ‘FLYING EYE HOSPITAL’ RETURNING TO AIRVENTURE 2012
ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST UNIQUE ex-
amples of a humanitarian aircraft, the
ORBIS DC- 10 Flying Eye Hospital, will
appear at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for
the 60th convention and fly-in, slated for
July 23-29, 2012.
The ORBIS aircraft, a modified DC-
10 airplane, flies around the world each
year, working to save sight through
hands-on training, public health education, and improved access to eye care
in developing countries. Additionally,
ORBIS develops and implements comprehensive eye care and blindness prevention programs through its country
offices in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia,
India, Vietnam, and South Africa, where
there is a significant prevalence of avoidable blindness.
Since 1982, ORBIS has conducted
hospital-based training programs in 89
countries, 77 of which were visited by the
ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. ORBIS and
its partners have conducted 75 training
and service programs in 154 cities and
have trained 88,000 ophthalmologists
and more than 200,000 nurses and other
medical professionals. Worldwide, ORBIS and its partners have directly treated
more than 15 million people for blind-ness-related diseases and conditions.
Millions more have received the gift of
sight as a result of the new skills that ORBIS volunteers have shared.
The ORBIS DC- 10 will be on display at
ConocoPhillips Plaza, AirVenture’s show-
case aircraft area, and attendees will have
a chance to tour the aircraft.