Innovation Center celebrates women in aviation

Spirits were soaring alongside hawks and drones at SVVSD’s Innovation Center on Saturday afternoon as young ladies from the St. Vrain Valley School district took to the skies. 

More than a dozen young women from across SVVSD gathered at the Innovation Center for Girls in Aviation Day on May 1. Presented in partnership with the Mile High chapter of Women in Aviation International, the program included a video of the female leaders of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and a discussion with Delta Airlines pilot Nancy Hultgren on the life of a commercial airline pilot.

“You have to see it to be it,” said Trimbi Szabo, president of the Mile High chapter. “There is a social solidarity, when you can see other young women sharing interests in engineering and aviation, that’s so important. These girls are so lucky to see everything at the Innovation Center and have an opportunity to meet women making advancements in their fields.”