Flaherty is seen at left holding her winning entry with Aeronautics Administrator Chris Willenborg during a visit to Plymouth South High earlier this month. She also finished second nationally in the 14- 17-year-old age group, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) art contest.
Bridget’s poster depicts solar flight in keeping with the theme of this year’s competition - “Flying With the Sun.” Her poster was submitted to the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) as one of nine U.S. entries competing with 20 more from countries all over the world.
Bridget is a past winner of the Pembroke Arts Festival “Best Young Artist" award and credits her success in the aviation contest as part of her decision to study art and business next year at the University of Maine - Farmington.
The Aeronautics Division coordinates aviation policy for the Commonwealth’s 37 public use general aviation airports and maintains and enhances safety, security, infrastructure, and economic viability for their communities.