The Zonta Club of Cremona Area in District 28 has started a program designed to help people interested in aviation gain experience in the field.
The club has paired with a local flying club, Aeroclub Migliaro, to encourage an interest in civil aviation. The program, called “Metti le Ali: Put your wings on,” will be held in Cremona, Italy and will welcome anyone over the age of 16. Students in the program will take courses designed to give them experience and knowledge in aviation, as well as provide career opportunities.
About 53 people attended the first course, free of charge. Of the 53 people, 18 were under the age of 18 and nine of the students were girls.
At the end of the program, the best two students under the age of 30 will be offered a scholarship from the Zonta Club of Cremona Area to take a practical course and earn a piloting certificate.
The students of Istituto Tecnico JanelloTorriani, a high school in Cremona, are also involved in the project. In partnership with the Zonta Club of Cremona Area and Aeroclub Migliaro, the school will offer lessons in aeronautics presented by instructors from the flying club. Following the lessons, students will go on a trip to the airport.
The Zonta Club of Cremona Area said they hope to use Amelia Earhart as a symbol to encourage people to participate in the program and learn more about the aviation field, whether it is for starting a career or following a passion for flying.