Women Take Flight

A Celebration of Women in Aerospace
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace history with exciting guest lectures, hands-on activities, and special events.


Special Guest Lecturers

Lee Boulanger

General Manager, Bombardier Hartford Service Center
Lecture at 1:00pm

Lee Boulanger joined Bombardier in 1987 as an aircraft technician, and over the past thirty years has served in a variety of leadership and operations management roles. She is currently General Manager of the Bombardier Hartford Service Center in Windsor Locks, a position she has held since 2012.

Duchess Harris, Ph.D., J.D.

Co-founder of the Human Computers of NASA research project
Lectures at 11:00am & 3:00pm

Duchess Harris is the granddaughter of one of the first African-American women computers of NASA, and co-founded the Human Computers at NASA research project, the basis for the award-winning film, Hidden Figures. She currently serves as Chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lt. Col. Kristen Snow

Commander of the 103rd Airlift Wing Maintenance Squadron
Lectures at 12:00pm & 2:00pm

Lt. Col. Kristen Snow made history in 2008 when she became the Connecticut Air National Guard’s first female pilot. With ten years of active duty service in the Air Force, Snow has served in Central America, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq flying CH-130 and C-21 aircraft in support of missions including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Featured Activities

Meet women pilots, aircraft technicians and aerospace engineers from the following organizations:

◦ Bombardier Hartford Service Center
◦ Connecticut Airport Authority
◦ Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol
◦ Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
◦ Society of Women Engineers – Connecticut Section
◦ The New England Section of the 99’s
◦ University of Connecticut Mechanical Engineering Department
◦ Women in Aviation International – Connecticut Chapter

Meet military servicewomen from:

◦ Connecticut Flying Yankees 103rd Air Wing
◦ Westover Air Reserve Base’s 337th Airlift Squadron and 439th Airlift Wing

Participate in hands-on STEM Build and Fly Challenges from 10:30am-2:30pm

Take control at computerized flight simulators

Experience the NEAM Virtual Flight Center from 11:00am-3:00pm (additional fee required)


All activities will be available from 10:00am-4:00pm unless otherwise noted and are included with general admission.

Discounted, pre-paid admission is available for groups for 10 or more. Group admissions are non-refundable and payment must be received by March 5, 2017 Click here for an online group registration form.

All events and activities subject to change.

Museum Admission:

  • $12.50 Adults (ages 12 and older)
  • $7.00 Children (ages 4-11)
  • Children ages 3 and under admitted free
  • NEAM Members admitted free of charge

Women Take Flight is supported in part by Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing and Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.

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