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SPEAKER PRESENTATION

12 – 1 p.m.

 

The speaker presentation format offers a unique opportunity to have the entire family meet three impressive pilots in aviation: Vicky Benzing, Anna Serbinenko, and Calli Zimmerman.

 

You'll get to meet these pilots and questions in a more intimate setting than out on the ramp.

 

Location: Hangar A-10  

Vicky Benzing

Vicky will be flying her P-51 Mustang "Plum Crazy"! Then she’ll meet and greet attendees in addition to presenting at the event’s free speaker presentation.

Vicky will discuss how she developed her passion for aviation and how a STEM education played a major role in her aviation career.

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Born and raised in California with a PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley, Vicky is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer. In fact, in 2015 she became the “Fastest Woman Racer” ever in the history of the Reno Air Races when she qualified an Aero Vodochody jet on the racecourse at 469.831 mph. Now that’s FAST!

Vicky also, in 2018, appeared in the Netflix movie, “Mercury 13” while flying her Stearman.

The speaker presentation format offers a unique opportunity to have the entire family meet Vicky and ask her questions in a more intimate setting than out on the ramp.

Anna Serbinenko — Sky Dancer 

She is a self-proclaimed Sky Dancer, slowly and precisely “dancing in the sky” in her Super Decathlon (Super D plane). 

Set to classical music, the performance captivates audiences with its elegance; Anna speaks fluently more than 7 languages, owns and operates the Canadian Flight Centre, holds a Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics, and is a Mom too! Anna was born in the Ukraine and spent several years living in Switzerland, Germany and Brazil before moving to Canada in 2008. 

Calli Zimmerman – Military Fighter Pilot

Calli commissioned from OCS in 2013 in Newport, RI and then went to Pensacola, Florida for Aviation Pre-Indoctrination Training. From there she went to Corpus Christi, TX for Primary Flight Training to learn how to fly the T-6. She was then selected for the Fighter pipeline and went to Kingsville, TX to learn how to fly the T-45.

 

In 2015, she then moved to Lemoore, CA to learn her aircraft, the F-18 Hornet. She then served in Lemoore for another 8 years flying the F-18. In those 8 years, Calli did a tour with VFA-25, VFA-122 as an Instructor Pilot and finally CVW-2 as CAG Paddles. She recently left Active Duty and joined the Navy Reserve and is now with VFC-13 in Fallon, NV where she will be learning to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. On the civilian side, I am working with Boeing doing F-18/EA-18G courseware and advancements in syllabus.

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