January 11 (Wed) 7:00pm Fly Like A Girl

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
San Carlos Flight Center invites all women pilots, controllers, mechanics, and technicians to join us at our next Fly Like a Girl meeting.  This month’s topic continues our investigation into women in the aviation industry with guest speakers Instructor Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic Angie Capriotti and A&P mechanic Samantha Bloodhart.

When we think about aviation we usually think about pilots flying planes. What most people fail to see is what goes on behind the scenes of the planes that pilots fly everyday. Without mechanics, pilots would not soar to such great heights.

Join Fly Like a Girl on January 11th as we go behind the scenes with mechanics Capriotti and Bloodhart for a Q&A about what it’s like to be a A&P mechanic. They will both share with us the highlights of their journey in aviation, discuss what it takes to become a A&P mechanic and share what the future of the industry is shaping out to be. Capriotti and Bloodhart will then open the floor to take questions from the women in the audience and answer anything you’ve ever wanted to ask a mechanic before.

Angie Capriotti is an FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant technician, certified Aviation Electronics Technician and holds her FCC licenses in radio electronics. She currently is a Program Coordinator and instructor with the Aviation Institute of Technology in Oakland. Previously she was an instructor for 5 years at an A&P school in Florida, held the position of Director of Career Services there and worked for Boeing as a Composite Repair Technician on the 787. Angie is an active member of Women in Aviation International and the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance and has been awarded multiple training scholarships; most recently was the Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbine engine (G1000) which is being used on the Airbus A320/321 NEO.

Samantha Bloodhart moved to the Bay Area in 1994 from Ohio to open Sullivan Propeller Specialists with her partner Brian Sullivan.  Sullivan Propeller has been in business in Hayward since we opened, now 23 years. She is a licensed FAA Repairman. Currently she is the voice of Sullivan Propeller - handling most of the administrative tasks as well as front-line on customer service.  In the past, Samantha was a more hands–on technician for props, governors, dynamic balancing, etc. and she still regularly attend factory training for sales, product support and service issues. Samantha is also the primary administrator for our Repair Station and handles all the FAA requirements/compliance issues as such.

In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Worldwide Aircraft Propeller Association (WAPA), a non-profit group for the education and representation of propeller repair stations. Bloodhart is the primary organizer of the Annual WAPA Conference and Training Seminar. Samantha's father was a pilot and skydiver, owned a Cessna 175 and she grew up flying and just hanging around aircraft, airports and aviation enthusiasts.  At various times Bloodhart has been a student pilot (when work doesn’t get in the way), most of my time is in Citabrias.

The women of Fly Like a Girl are looking forward to meeting you! Friendships and mentorships are developing over hangar talk and refreshments. You may find your next flight sharing partner or just come to hear other women’s stories.

Join us if you are proud to Fly Like A Girl.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit - click here to register.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.