Seminars, Clinics and Workshops

Aerospace Educators’ Workshop

Flight Plan for Opening Young Minds Workshop
Sponsored by the FAA

Thursday, March 13
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Workshop
1:30 PM–5:30 PM – Visit the WAI Exhibit Hall

Fasten your seat belt and don’t miss this flight to adventure. During this workshop you will learn how to motivate students and keep them interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Even if you already know the benefi ts of using aerospace to motivate young people, this workshop will offer insight on new activities, resources and programs. You will learn how to:

- Integrate aviation as a motivator in teaching all subject areas
- Use real life math applications with NASA’s Smart Skies™
- Use hands-on "make it and take it" activities to reinforce science skills and physics of flight


Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic (FIRC)
Sponsored by NAFI

Two-day Course: Wednesday, March 12-Thursday, March 13
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: $125.00 (member); $170.00 (non-member)

Renew your CFI up to three months in advance without changing your renewal date. This in-person classroom experience let’s you share your concerns with other CFIs. And it is the only FIRC you can take surrounded by WAI members. Best of all, your FIRC fees benefit Women in Aviation, International.

FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training
Sponsored by the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)

Thursday, March 13
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seminar

This education maintenance seminar meets IA Renewal requirements and provides career development advice. Attend it to achieve the required eight hours. 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.

FAA Safety Seminar

Defensive Flying: Five Strategies to Keep You Safe in the Air
Featuring Aviation Humorist Rod Machado

Thursday, March 13
7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Rod Machado has logged more than 8,000 hours of fl ight time—one CFI hour at a time. Since 1977 he has taught hundreds of flight instructor revalidation clinics and safety seminars and he was named the 1991 Western Region Flight Instructor of the Year. Machado holds all fi xedwing (powered) flight instructor ratings as well as an airline transport pilot license. He also owns an A36 Bonanza. Machado loves mixing it up with the audience. He simplifi es the diffi cult and adds humor to make the lessons stick. His presentations include topics as diverse as Risk Assessment, Defensive Flying and Handling In-flight Emergencies.

Professional Development Seminars

Ask The Masters Roundtable Discussion
Sponsored by NAFI

Thursday, March 13
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Maximize your knowledge. Pilots, student pilots and would-be pilots can ask a Certified Master Flight Instructor all those questions they’ve always wanted to ask. Get expert answers to the toughest learn-to-fl y issues, from beginners to advanced training. Each table will accommodate one Master Instructor and nine participants. After 20 minutes, participants will rotate to another table to have additional questions addressed.

Gain a Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Cessna Aircraft

Thursday, March 13
1:30 PM–5:00 PM

The image you project can have an immediate and long-lasting effect on how others perceive you and your credibility. This course will focus on four areas of etiquette—virtual communication, business, dining and social—to meet the following objectives:

- Learn how to deliver effective communications via all virtual sources— telephone, email and voice mail
- Discover tips to lead an effective business meeting/speak effectively with co-workers
- Review proper etiquette during meals and entertainment

The presenters, Susan Abrams, AICI CIP and Patsy Cisneros, AICI CIP, are image consultants and executive development specialists, authors of "The Professional Image Toolkit" and owners of Corporate Icon™- the image development company.

Project Plan-opoly
sponsored by The Boeing Company

Thursday, March 13
9:00 AM –1 2:00 PM

Project planning is full of surprises. Participate in a group simulation that steps you along the project management path. Teams will make strategic choices, take risks, and manage adversity as they play together on the Project Plan-opoly game board. Will your project be a success or a failure?