NEAM announces Women Take Flight 2021

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Join the New England Air Museum in commemorating Women’s History Month with Women Take Flight 2021, a month-long celebration of the past, present and future of women in aerospace. With a combination of virtual and in-person experiences, this year’s Women Take Flight event features something for everyone.

In-Person Experiences

Women Take Flight offers opportunities for visitors to discover the history of New England women in aerospace by connecting one-on-one with women employed in the aviation industry. This year we’re offering the following social-distanced, in-person experiences for museum visitors as part of Women Take Flight 2021. All activities are included with general admission and are subject to change.

Join us every Saturday in March from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for an opportunity to meet a local woman in aviation. From pilots to engineers to aerospace industry professionals, we’ll have a special guest onsite each Saturday for socially-distanced chats with visitors on a drop-in basis.

March 6: Kristi Fleischmann, Managing Director, Acrojet Aerospace Solutions

March 13: TBA

March 20: Peggy Loeffler, CFI-I, AGI, DPE Chief Flight Instructor and Kathy Wadsworth, Aeronaut

March 27: MSgt. Dana Willette, 337th Air Lift Flight Engineer, 439th Air Wing Flying Safety NCO

Virtual Experiences

Join us on Saturday, March 6, for the launch of Women Take Flight 2021: Virtual, a special event website including videos from prior Women Take Flight keynote speakers as well as links to Women Take Flight Virtual exhibitors including the Connecticut Airport Authority, the New England Section of the 99s, Pratt & Whitney, and more. 

Featured Women Take Flight 2021 Virtual video contributors include: Colleen D’Allessandro, New England regional administrator, FAA; Melissa Mathiason, test pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft Lockheed Martin; Commander Rebecca J. Waddington, commissioned officer/pilot, NOAA Corps; Shaesta Waiz, president and founder, Dream Soar; and Sikorsky Aircraft Lockheed Martin

Visit to learn more about this program, or any other museum information. The New England Air Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $16 for ages 15 and up, $14 for seniors 65 and up and $10 for ages 4 to 14. Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free. Free admission is available for veterans thanks to our partnership with KeyBank.