Girls Can Reach for the Sky

Girls Can Reach for the Sky by John Asbury  (Newsday, 11.10.19

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It was 90 years ago that Amelia Earhart joined a group of 99 female pilots on Long Island to race across the world. On Saturday, 30 Girl Scouts followed in their footsteps, hoping to be the next great pioneers in aviation. Girl Scouts from various troops on Long Island gathered at the Cradle of Aviation museum in Garden City to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Earhart’s group, “The Ninety-Nines,” which first gathered at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream on Nov. 2, 1929. The group now has chapters all over the world to encourage and educate young women to pursue careers in the aviation… more