MCCC's Aviation program invites
all MCCC female students to an exciting two-day event, the “Women Take Flight”
Workshop, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 and 22 at the TrentonMercerAirport.Reservations are due by Feb. 12.
The workshop will help you learn
to soar past obstacles as you investigate risk-taking and self reliance, according
to instructor Linda Castner, a licensed pilot, owner of AlexandriaFieldAirport,
and former teacher at BrynMawrCollege.Castner is offering this event in partnership
with Mercer’s Aviation program.It’s open to all female Mercer students except
Aviation Flight students.While some
participants have a special interest in aviation, that is not a requirement
to take part.
The curriculum includes classroom
activities, experiential activities and flight lessons.“The workshop places the learner in an
unfamiliar environment and uses the tool (learning to fly) to examine the
choices they have made in their lives…”Participants will experience the thrill of flight and build self-esteem
at the same time, Castner said.
The fee for the two-day workshop
is $150 (a discounted rate, as partial funding was provided through a grant)
and includes light food on both days.A
non-refundable deposit of $75 is due by Feb. 12.(Some partial funding is available.)There will be an information meeting for participants
on Feb. 12 at at MCCC. For
more information or to register, call 609-586-4800, Jacky Sanders at ext. 3485 or Joan Jones at ext. 3436.
Uncover the visible and invisible boundaries to
Focus on new learning to experience the “here and
Process the value of risk-taking to uncover
See the world from a pilot-in-command perspective.
The workshop was successfully offered at SimmonsCollege in Boston
last October, in collaboration with Sue P. Stafford, professor and chairwoman
of the philosophy department at Simmons.
Initial research led to the publication of several
articles that focused on the question “Why Don’t More Women Learn to
Fly?”There are approximately
600,000 licensed pilots in the United
States and only 5.88% are women.This statistic has remained about the
same since the first powered flight in 1903.
The workshop has been structured to gather specific
information relating to the hypothesis that there is an intimate link between
risk-taking and the development of self-reliance in women.It rests on the premise that mind and body
are connected and that emotional awareness is a key factor in developing
motivation.The project will investigate
“The Use of Flight Training to Explore the Role of Risk-Taking in the Development
of Self-reliance in Women.”