"Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price."

- Amelia Earhart
first president of
the Ninety-Nines

Mid-Atlantic Section

Delaware Chapter 2008 Girl Scout Aviation Day

The Delaware Chapter and the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay have an Aviation Activities Day each fall. About 55 Junior Girl Scouts participate in activities that partially complete their Aerospace Badge. Over the last few years, the Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle County Airport has provided the facilities for the day and also generously support the event by providing a tour of a C-130 and demonstrating some of the equipment they use. Photographs taken by national award winning photographer Irene Baron and used with her permission.

  • Encompass the World Patch
    Encompass the World Patch patch, designed by Delaware Chapter member, Ginny Batzel, is awarded to girls attending the event.
  • Tower Tour
    Barbara Wright, Tower Supervisor and Delaware Chapter member giving a tour of the airport's tower.
  • Learning about Charts
    Marilyn Alderman showing scouts how to use aviation charts.
  • C-130
    Delaware Air National Guard giving the scouts a tour of a C-130.
  • High-tech Gear
    Scounts finding out about some of the high tech gear used by the Delaware Air National Guard.
  • Principles of Flight
    Nancy Spizzo teaching the Principles of Flight.
  • Rocket Flight Crew
    Ellen Nobles-Harris and Jane Waggoner (left & right back row) with a group of scouts and their rockets.
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