Girls in Aviation Day celebrated in North Platte

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Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 11:31 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Girls in Aviation Day was celebrated at Lee Bird Feed on Saturday by a crowd of dozens who were all interested in seeing more women enter STEM fields, specifically aviation.

According to organizer Krista Schufeldt, only 6% of pilots are girls, and she wants to change that.

“We want to know that our youth, our girls, just because there is a man in that cockpit right now, doesn’t mean there can’t be a woman in there too,” Schufeldt said.

The celebration was a part of Women in Aviation International’s North Platte chapter and is a national holiday.