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Washington, DC Chapter Event


Spotlight on Washington: Women in Aviation at the National Air & Space Museum

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: National Air & Space Museum, Independence Ave. at 6th St. SW, Washington, DC
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Contact: Peggy Conner

Celebrate the contributions that women have made to aviation and space exploration on a  special private tour of National Air and Space Museum with docent Mike Deitchman.  From the famous exploits of Amelia Earhart to the lesser-known achievements of women like aeronautical engineer Beatrice Shilling,  inventor of  the provocatively named "Miss Shilling's orifice" -- a small metal disc that prevented engine stall in World War II fighter planes -- we’ll marvel at stories and artifacts that bear witness to the sometimes unheralded impact of women on these critical fields. The tour will also include the Boeing Milestone gallery - recently remodeled with some of the most significant aviation and space exploration artifacts.  Stay on the Mall and enjoy lunch together.