Women in Aviation International

NEWS RELEASE 13-02
January 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Dispatcher and Other Training Offered at WAI Annual Conference

The upcoming Women in Aviation, International Conference will provide opportunities for new and recurrent training when its 24th Annual Conference convenes in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 14-16, 2013. The Conference is to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

Aircraft Dispatcher Part 121 Recurrent Training is offered on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Current dispatchers or individuals interested in a career in aircraft dispatcher will want to attend a two-day, 16-hour recurrent training course presented by Airline Ground Schools. The course includes flight planning, Boeing 737 systems, Part 121 regulations, emergencies, dispatch resource management, weather theory, weather products and services, navigation, practical dispatch applications, international operations and more.

In addition, Airline Ground Schools will provide each participant with a graduation certificate and a CD of all the PowerPoint presentations. The fee for the Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training is $495 for WAI members and $595 for non-members.

Pilot Proficiency: Pilots will have the chance to sharpen their skills with the SAFE Pilot Proficiency Project. This is a cooperative effort between the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Redbird Flight Simulations, and WAI, and will provide free Redbird simulator training sessions on a first-come, first served basis. Participants can choose from eleven challenging scenarios that address key safety of flight issues. Each one-hour session will include a 15-minute pre-briefing, 30 minutes in the simulator, followed by a 15-minute debriefing with a certified flight instructor.

Aircraft Maintenance: The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is sponsoring FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Registration opens at 7:00 am.) This education maintenance seminar meets IA Renewal requirements and provides career development advice. Participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their local Flight Standards District Office. This seminar is also open to those interested in pursuing or upgrading a maintenance career.

Secure online registration is available at www.wai.org/13conference, and varied registration options exist. Student rates and military rates make the Conference more affordable. In addition, WAI offers an "Accompanied Child" rate. Conference attendees may register for a full package, a one-day package or simply for specific events. Onsite registration will be available as well.

Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org.

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Contact:

Connie Lawrence
Women in Aviation International
937-839-4647 Phone
937-839-4645 Fax

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