Women aviators gather in Mocksville for event

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MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — Saturday’s gathering of female aviation leaders at Sugar Valley Airport was held on one of those cloudless mornings many pilots dream about.

Several of the around 100 people at the event flew into the airport, just outside the Farmington community. The Goodyear Blimp even made an appearance, flying over the runway.

They came for “The Spirit of Aviation: Outstanding Women and Today’s Opportunities,” the first of what organizers hope will be a series of yearly conferences about different aspects of aviation.

Lee White was one of about 50 volunteers who run Sugar Valley Airport. White said she and others were inspired by a gathering of World War II-era women pilots, known as WASPs, at an air show in Oshkosh, Wis.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal.

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