Women Take Flight
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Meet local women in the aerospace industry, participate in hands-on STEM activities, climb aboard historic aircraft, use flight simulators, and more!

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Featuring Keynote Speaker
Carolyn Begnoche

Senior Engineer, Product Definition, Power and Controls
Collins Aerospace

With nearly thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry, Carolyn Begnoche serves as a Senior Engineer, performing Product Definition, for Power and Controls division at Collins Aerospace in Windsor Locks, CT. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University’s Industrial Engineering program, Carolyn has served as Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Hartford Section since 2019 and is a longtime member the Society of Women Engineers Connecticut Section and Women in Aviation International Connecticut, having served in leadership roles in both organizations. She has also served as a judge for New England FIRST Robotics as well as Connecticut’s Invention Convention since 2012. As one of only twelve girls in her technical high school’s graduating class, Carolyn is passionate about inspiring young women to pursue careers in aerospace. Her work in this area earned her a Woman of Innovation Award from the Connecticut Technology Council in 2016 and a STEM Achievement Award from the Connecticut Science Center in 2017.


Lectures: 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Public Meet and Greets: 12:00-12:30 p.m. & 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Keynote Welcome:
Colleen D’Alessandro

New England Region Regional Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Colleen D'Alessandro serves as the senior agency official in the New England region providing cross-functional oversight and leadership for the FAA Administrator and coordination across lines of business to include Aviation Safety (AVS), Airports (ARP) and Air Traffic Organization (ATO). Ms. D'Alessandro is the principal FAA representative for the six New England states - Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Women Take Flight will also feature hands-on STEM activities, flight simulators, and climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, including a Lockheed 10-A Electra- the same model aircraft that Amelia Earhart flew during her attempted around the world flight in 1937.


Unless otherwise noted all events and activities are included with general admission and are subject to change. Please note that library passes are not valid on this event day.

Download a Women Take Flight event flyer HERE.

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Group Admission

Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted admission tickets. Groups must arrive together at check-in, and registration and payment must be received by March 2, 2022. The group rates are $15.00 for adults ages 15 and up, and $8.00 for youth ages 4-14. Children ages 3 and under are free. Groups may purchase general admission the day of the event.
If you have any questions, please contact: Jeanie Rozbora, Director Visitor Services - Sales, by phone at 860-623-3305 X311.
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