Alexia Watson-Gallegos, second from left on the ground, shares her excitement with fellow Van Buren Middle School students and airport workers, after taking a helicopter ride during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week at Del Sol Aviation at the Albuquerque International Sunport, Friday, March 10, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M. The organizers offered free helicopter and airplane rides given by volunteer pilots to girls in middle and high school to introduce them to career and hobby opportunities in aviation. "We are showing them by example that they can do it," said Jasmine Gordon, event organizers. As of Friday morning, pilots had given 684 free rides during this week's program. They will continue to give rides through Sunday. For more information, visit flywoaw.com. Flights are available for girls and women.
(Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)