Women in Aviation’s Magnolia Chapter Welcomes the Girl Scouts

By Ashlynn Jennings, Social Media Chair
Women in Aviation (Magnolia Chapter), Delta State University

The Girl Scouts’ tour included a visit to Cleveland Municipal Airport.

Women in Aviation’s Magnolia Chapter Outreach Chair Christanne Carter, a Delta State University student, welcomed members of local Girl Scout troops on Friday, October 15 and provided a tour of the University’s Commercial Aviation building. Carter showed the girls a presentation of the flight operations program. She then took them to the simulation training room, where she demonstrated how to use the Cirrus simulator’s flight controls by practicing a run up procedure for the girls.

Fellow DSU aviation student Sam Gray introduced the Scouts to basic fundamentals of flight in the Commercial Aviation Simulator Lab. Carter and Gray guided the troop members as they took turns practicing in the simulation labs.

The Scouts got hands-on experience in Delta State’s Commercial Aviation Simulator Lab.

“I was very impressed with how well the kids did on the Cirrus simulator,” Carter states. “They did better than I did when I first started!”

Finally, the troop was shown around at the Cleveland Municipal Airport by Delta State University Chief Flight Instructor Matt Mabus. During the tour the Girl Scouts viewed the inside of a Cessna 152 and a Diamond 42, and they witnessed a few take offs and landings.