WomenFly 2015
Event Details:

Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration: $15 per person
(including students & chaperones)
Registration open until filled.

(206) 764-5876

Program Audience(s): 

Women Fly 2015

Women Fly is an annual event hosted by The Museum of Flight for young women interested in aviation and aerospace careers.  Students from across the state participate in a series of inspirational and career-oriented workshops led by exceptional women working in aerospace-related fields. Workshops will support the theme for Women Fly 2015, “Saving the World Through Aviation”. This year’s program will be divided into two separate half-day events, with one day specifically for middle school and one day for high school.

2015 Schedule:

Thursday, March 19 | Middle School Event (Grades 6-8):

  • 8:30am Check-in
  • 9 - 9:45 Welcome Address
    • Brief Opening Remarks
    • Special Guest Presentations
    • Q&A (20 Minutes)
  • 10-10:45 Workshop #1
  • 11-11:45 Lunch Group A or Workshop #2
  • 12-12:45 Lunch Group B or Workshop #2
  • 1:00-2:30 (Optional) Movie: The Big Dream Movement (for movie preview click here)

Friday, March 20 | High School Event (Grades 9-12):

  • 8:30am Check-in
  • 9 - 9:45 Welcome Address
    • Brief Opening Remarks
    • Special Guest Presentations
    • Q&A (20 Minutes)
  • 10-10:45 Student Workshops
  • 11-11:45 Lunch Group A or College & Career Fair
  • 12-12:45 Lunch Group B or College & Career Fair
  • 1:00-2:30 (Optional) Movie: The Big Dream Movement (for movie preview click here)


Special Guests:

Lieutenant Commander Kelly Deutermann

Helicopter Pilot, United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant Commander Kelly A. Deutermann is currently stationed at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay, CA and is an instructor pilot in the MH-65C helicopter. She is responsible for training and mentoring junior pilots in the MH-65 and effecting search and rescue (SAR) and law enforcement missions in one of the nation’s most challenging operational areas – the Pacific Northwest.
LCDR Deutermann is a graduate of Healdsburg High School (HHS Class of 2000) and attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. She graduated in 2004 and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Government-International Affairs, along with an officer commission in the U.S. Coast Guard. Her first assignment was aboard US Coast Guard Cutter SENECA as a Deck Watch Officer, home-ported in Boston, MA. The SENECA patrolled the North Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans enforcing the laws and treaties of the United States. During this tour, LCDR Deutermann was accepted to the U.S. Naval Flight Training program and earned her "Wings of Gold" in 2007. She flew search and rescue and law enforcement missions  at Air Station Miami, FL for four years and transferred to Sector Humboldt Bay in July of 2011 to serve as the aviation safety officer.

In 2011 she received the Coast Guard’s Captain Dorothy Stratton Award for Inspirational Leadership and was honored as the distinguished graduate at the U.S. Navy’s School of Aviation Safety. In 2012 she received the Captain Marion "Gus" Shrode Aviation Safety Officer of the Year Award for her work revitalizing the operational safety program at Sector Humboldt Bay. LCDR Deutermann was recently selected to the Coast Guard’s advanced education program and will be attending a two-year MBA program in the fall of 2015.

Jessica Cox

Motivational Speaker & The World's First Armless Pilot

Jessica Cox has famously eliminated the words “I can’t” from her vocabulary. Although born without arms as the result of a birth defect, she has never allowed that to be a limiting factor. While she suffered from self-esteem issues early on and physical challenges throughout her life, Jessica managed to overcome and achieve — earning a college degree and a Taekwondo black belt, learning to drive a car with her feet, type with her toes, and in 2008 fly an airplane. That feat landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records and led to an audience with the Pope, meetings with heads of state, and a great deal of media attention. Recently married, Jessica continues her journey. In the present, she has turned the tables on her so-called “disability”, allowing it to enable her as a motivational speaker and advocate in the USA and beyond. In the future there is no telling where her feet will take her.

The Big Dream Movement (optional movie)

BIG DREAM TRAILER from Iron Way Films on Vimeo.

Big Dream follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the inspiring next generation of girls.



Registration is open until filled. The $15 registration fee includes lunch and T-Shirt. Financial assistance is available for travel and registration.

To register as an individual student, please follow the link below.

Individual Student Application

To register a group of students as a group leader, please follow the link below:

Group Application

For inquiry, contact:
Paz Clearwater