5 participants from the Deadly Sista Girlz program were given the opportunity to board the first flight in the Bombardier Q400, a new Cobham Aviation Services plane that will decrease travel time for FIFO workers.
Ryan Both, Chief Executive Officer of Cobham Aviation Services said, “The Q400 is a modern turboprop aircraft that services remote and regional locations in Australia. It certainly provides an extremely unique experience for the students of the Wirrpanda Foundation.”
Having the opportunity to collaborate with Cobham Aviation Services through their ongoing community outreach program provided a real learning experience for the Medina students. “Cobham is continually looking for ways to expand our community-led initiatives which complement existing education programs such as the Cobham Cadet Pilot Program,” Mr Both said.
Wirrpanda Foundation Education Programs Executive Leader Josie Janz-Dawson said, “The future is bright for our students and this has been a great way to showcase how Cobham operates and services WA in what might be an aspirational future career path for some of our students in the aviation industry.”
Delivered by strong Indigenous role models, Deadly Sista Girlz aims to improve engagement and education amongst school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, enabling them to make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.
Deadly Sista Girlz is supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and WA Department of Health.