Education Sessions 2009

Friday, February 27

(times, room assignments and sessions are subject to change)

1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Corporate Aviation - So Many Career Choices
Regency VII
Moderator: Captain Gay Zena Williams
Panelists: TBD

Women in Corporate Aviation will showcase the myriad of different careers available in corporate aviation.

Stories from the War Front - Combat Veteran Panel
Regency VI
Major Kara Sandifur

From fighters to heavies to medical evacuation, these ladies have seen it all! Come and hear first-hand the accounts from the war front. Veterans from across the sister services will regale with their own stories. No CNN reporters here!

UPS Women's Leadership Development - Launching Women to Leadership
International-North
Moderator: Lisa Heideman, Co-moderator: Diane Rouse
Panelists: Rebecca Keating, Jody Budenaers, Stella Burton

This is about connecting with co-workers, community and the core of female entrepreneurs who continue to shape the world economy. The ultimate goal is to create a network of women (and men) who can share in one another's development, enhance one's leadership skills through community service and establish outside relationships with the business community, all while developing one's self.

Anatomy of an Accident; Fascinating Facts
International-South
Victoria E Anderson

On January 31,2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashed into the Pacific Ocean 2.7 miles north of Anacapa Island, California. The 2 pilots, 3 cabin crewmembers, and 83 passengers were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. The investigation covered many different areas of FAA responsibilities and covered many surprising findings. This and many other accidents all have fascinating facts involved; you never know what you will find during an accident investigation.

Night Flying: Operational Hazards and Physical Limitations
Regency V
Adrian Eichhorn

Good News, you're a pilot capable of flying day or night! Bad news; you probably weren't taught how to reduce the risks associated with flying during the hours of darkness! Find out what you should know about dark adaption, the night and physical blind spots, visual illusions and the operational hazards and regulations that pertain to night flying.

Cabin Air of Tomorrow
Dunwoody Room
Cheryl Bick

This presentation will be a recap of air quality facts and fallacies in cabin air as well as the advancements made thus far for improved flight experience.

Maintaining Student Interest
Baker Room
Susan E Sharp, M. Ed. and Charles L Sidell, Ph.D.

This presentation will provide tips and suggestions on some of the best tools and practices used to help motivate students and keep them interested in learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Conversations with Your Mechanic Improve Flight Deck Troubleshooting
Learning Center
Denise Waters and Sharon Riffle

Pilots and Mechanics from General Aviation to Commercial gather to share experience and knowledge. Learn tips to incorporate into your daily aviation activities to assist in keeping you, your aircraft and your passengers safe. Improve team communication between pilots and maintenance technicians.

2:50 pm - 3:40 pm

Striking A Balance
Regency VII
Moderator: Lt Col (ret) Peggy Carnahan
Panel: CPT (ret) Barbara Bell, Lt Col Jill Long (USAF), Jen Nothelfer (USMCR), Barbara Garwood (American Airlines)

Balancing your career and family life in the military and after is the focus of the panel discussion comprised of active duty, former active duty, reserve and retired military women who will offer suggestions and personal solutions to balancing a career in and out of the military. They will also discuss the considerations that women may want to take into account as they decide to join the military, stay in the military or transition to civilian life. Come join in the discussion, the mentoring is free!

Human Factors in Aviation? One Size May Fit All?
Regency VI
Bill Johnson

Issues like fatigue, fitness for duty, family/workplace stress, distraction, and constant awareness of our work situation is equally important for everyone in aviation. In fact, human factors issues are critical to all workers.

Generational Diversity in the Workplace: Now What?
International-North
Kimberly Dube and Francine Fojas

This interactive workshop will provide strategies for effective communication and understanding of the values of the "other" generation.

Identity Theft
International-South
Liz Sanchez

This presentation provides an overview of common identity theft practices, tools for preventing identity theft, and specific steps for victims of these kinds of crimes to take in order to minimize damages.

Owner Maintenance - Rights, Responsibilities and Privileges Regarding Aircraft Maintenance
Regency V
Ric Peri

This training reviews the regulations regarding the limitations of owner maintenance and the responsibilities of data, tools, training and recordkeeping when conducting owner maintenance.

Improving your Standard of Flying
Dunwoody
Captain Jeb Barrett and Sheri Baxter

This session will discuss the meaning and impact of Flight Standards in aviation by providing real aviation stories to enforce critical points and lessons about incorporating a "high standard of flying" into your daily flight operations. This session will provide information that is transferrable to the student pilot, GA Pilot, and the career pilot.

FAA Careers Qualifications and How to Apply for an FAA Job
Baker
Anita Brewster

Learn how to become an Airport Traffic Controller, Aviation Safety Inspector, Aerospace Engineer, Airport Design Engineer.

Practicing Safe Press
Learning Center
Rose Dorcey

Learn to write effective press releases - those that put your aviation business in the news - with this interactive presentation. Get members of the press on your side, and more favorable attention, with releases that make their jobs easier.

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

GPS and WAAS Approach Procedures
Regency VII
Jim Terpstra

This presentation will discuss flying GPS approaches, charts that are used to depict them, and databases on the airplane that contain the approaches. It will include WAAS approaches and some of the changes of GPS authorized substitution by the FAA.

Friendly Fire Town Hall: Safety, Environment, Air Traffic, Airports, Policy, International Aviation
Regency VI
Moderator: Ann Mollica Panel: Peggy Gilligan, Nancy Lobue, Kate Lang, Di Reimold, Kim Smith, Paula Lewis, Nancy Kalinowski

Join a distinguished group of female executives from the Federal Aviation Administration's offices of aviation safety, air traffic, airport, policy, and international as they talk about their shared experiences in managing the world's largest and safest air transportation system.

Maintenance - Architecture of an Alteration
International-North
Ric Peri

Many "field approvals" are requested because the installer is unsure which alterations are major and which alterations are minor. Valuable resources are wasted on just-in-case field approvals. This session will focus on the tools necessary to evaluate an alteration for determining the effects considered major or minor and whether approved data is required for the alteration. The attendees at this session will receive the tools necessary to consistently evaluate an alteration to determine whether it is a major alteration and be able to defend their findings.

In Focus
International-South
Christina Sestan

Discover 5 steps to developing a laser focus that will motivate, inspire and encourage you to set challenging goals in every area of your life.

Logistics Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
Regency V
Kimberly Weaver and Stephanie Wojcik

This session will help educate the audience in the ideas of Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Logistics Modeling & Simulation, which emphasize the need to identify effects logistics solutions have upon mission success in an operational environment.

Safety Management Systems, An Old Idea and A New Requirement
Dunwoody
Kelley Kiernan

SMS is a way to provide the organization, its customer and workforce with confidence that the hazards present have been reviewed, controls set in place to mitigate the risk associated with the hazard to an acceptable level. SMS takes organizations from reacting to safety events to finally becoming predictive.

Airspace Redesign - What is it and how am I Affected?
Baker
Nancy Kalinowski

FAA's innovative approach to transform airspace to address customer's needs and future challenges in the world's most complex airspace is essential. Efficient airspace design and management determine today's aviation system performance and its modernization is foundational to tomorrow's NextGen technology.

Saturday, February 28

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Airline Pilot Panel
Regency VII
Moderator: Becky Howell
Panel: Carol Skiber (SWA), Linda Meeks (NetJet), Samantha Wilson (Freedom Air), Michelle Booth (UPS)

This session will explore the training, flight experiences and job related subjects for airline pilots.

Meet Top Female Executives at the World's Largest Airports
Regency VI
Moderator: Di Reimold
Panel: Peggy Gilligan, Nancy LoBue, Kate Lang, Kim Smith, Paula Lewis

Discover the challenges to airport development and operation in a turbulent industry... How planning and financial decisions are made knowing the realities of uncertainties of a cyclic industry that undergoes periods of radical re-structuring, fuel escalations, fleet changes, bankruptcies, etc. The panel will discuss the most pressing issues of security cost, service reductions, reduced revenues, community opposition, and environmental stewardship.

Mastering the Challenge of Change - Transforming your life, company, and industry for a better tomorrow
International-North
Sharon Beauclair, Madonna Buhr, Nirvana Deck

This workshop will discuss why transformation efforts fail and provide strategies for successfully mastering change in your personal and professional life.

How to Navigate from Within: A guide to tapping your greatest resource - YOU!
International-South
Christina Sestan

Discover a sense of satisfaction that relies less on others and more on our self. When we understand this, we have the power to shape our environment from the inside-out.

Aviation Photography - Capturing A Passion
Regency V
Bonnie Kratz, Photographer

View the passion of aviation through the camera lens.

More Than Just Flying - Non-Flying Air Force Careers
Dunwoody
Moderator: Major Kara Sandifur
Panel: TBD

Just like any other major production, many things have to happen behind the scenes to get an aircraft off the ground. The Air Force has numerous career fields that serve in a support role. Stop by and listen to the non-flyers of the Air Force and hear of the pride they take in their part.

What You Should Know About Aging Airplanes
Baker
Marv Nuss and Kim Smith

Owners, pilots, and mechanics should be aware of why airplane aging effects are a safety concern. Marv will use analogies to everyday life, tell some "war stories" and share some perspectives on the cost of preventative maintenance.

Air Racing and YOU - Racers & Volunteers
Learning Center
Denise Waters - Air Racer, Terry Carbonell - Air Racer

Learn how cross-country air racing in general aviation aircraft can increase your network and confidence, improve your flying and give you time to focus on the basics, besides giving opportunities to fly areas that you have only dreamed of. Come join experienced and rookie women air racers and race volunteers to find out about this year's races, particularly the Air Race Classic, and how you can part of it. Whether you are flying or volunteering, make the air racing experience part of your approach for tomorrow.

2:35 pm - 3:25 pm

Meet the WASP
Regency VII
Moderator: Jan Goodrum
Panel: TBD

A panel of Women Airforce Service Pilots will talk about their experiences during WWII. These women were the ground breakers for the women who are now able to fly in the United States military.

Professional Pathways
Regency VI
Moderator: Liz Clark, Director of WCA
Panel: Linda M Schuessler, Bill Peacock, Jo Damato, Cassandrea Shelby, Erin Gormley

Aviation is a diverse industry beyond the corporate operator. Side by side we work with ATC professionals, industry trade associations and other organizations who offer similar or alternative career paths for our skills. This panel will be made up of experienced air traffic controller, development consultants, and experienced industry professionals who can speak on the importance of knowing the discipline, understanding the overlapping issues between being a safe controller and a safe pilot, and how these career paths can be pursued by conference attendees.

Mastering the Challenge of Change - Transforming your life, company, and industry for a better tomorrow
International-North
Sharon Beauclair, Madonna Buhr, Nirvana Deck

This workshop will discuss why transformation efforts fail and provide strategies for successfully mastering change in your personal and professional life.

Space Transportation for The 21st Century
International-South
George Nield

This session includes recent happenings in Commercial Space Transportation and will discuss changes that we are likely to see in the years ahead. Topics covered include reusable launch vehicles, space tourism and spaceports.

The Importance of Data Sharing to Improve Safety
Regency V
Peggy Gilligan

With the accident rate at its lowest ever, the best approach to stay ahead of the remaining risk is to understand where those risks are and address them before they manifest as accidents or incidents. This session will demonstrate the progress made in fusing various data sources to better identify areas of risk and to develop safety enhancements to address them.

Air Force Reserves - A Balancing Act
Dunwoody
Moderator: Major Kara Sandifur
Panel: TBD

The Air Force Reserve is an exciting and vibrant part of our nation's defense. In addition to most active duty benefits, you also have the benefit of timeā€¦time to be with your family, time to work at your civilian job and time to serve your country. Listen to how the women of the Air Force Reserve have found a way to "have it all"!

Transportation of Hazardous Goods: Why Every Day Items are Prohibited
Baker
Deborah Kennedy

Have you ever packed hairspray, Lysol or WD 40 for a flight and when you arrived it was not in your bag? This workshop will explain why most common items used everyday can be very dangerous when transported by air.

ASTM Standard and Aircraft Maintenance
Learning Center
Ric Peri

This training addresses Light Sport Aircraft design, certification and maintenance standards.

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet the WASP
Regency VII
Moderator: Jan Goodrum
Panel: TBD

A panel of Women Airforce Service Pilots will talk about their experiences during WWII. These women were the ground breakers for the women who are now able to fly in the United States military.

Approach Tomorrow Today: Start preparing for your upgrade now!
Regency VI
Moderator: Laurence Bonneau Panel: Lucy Young ( US Airways), Kathaleen Wildhaber (Delta Air Lines), Sheri Baxter (Colgan Air), Leja Noe (Mesa Airlines), Dolores Pavletic (FedEx), Caroline Bryan (Chevron), Shannon Jipsen (UPS)

As we embark on the journey as professional pilots we must overcome a series of obstacles: funding flight training, passing all the exams, overcoming the checkride jitters time and again, finding that first job, preparing for the interview, making it through initial training/standardization, maybe all over again for the second job and then one day, we are contemplating our first upgrade!

Understanding the Air Response of 9/11
International-North
Lynn Spencer, Pilot/Author

The events of that day forever changed the piloting and air traffic control profession, the aviation industry, and the very nature of air travel in this country. The stories of courage and improvisation will appeal to pilots, the military, controllers, students and managers alike.

Enabling Decisions with Modeling and Simulation
International-South
Kimberly Weaver and Stephanie Wojcik

Given the versatility of simulation, this presentation will explore examples of situations where simulation can be used, and the keys to ensuring the most realistic solution is achieved.

Engine Systems 101 for Pilots
Regency V
Glorianne Niebuhr

Advances in engines, fuel efficiency and emissions, fire protections, testing methods, engine operation, jet engine theory and auxiliary systems will be covered.

Logistics - Planning Now for Your Perfect Flight Tomorrow
Dunwoody
Ellen Amos, MaryAlice Gallagher, Art Mester

Participants in this workshop will get a look into the world of Aircraft Logistics, including Personnel and Training, Technical Data, Maintenance Planning, Reliability, and Supply Support and gain insight into what keeps planes flying through interactive activities and presentation.

Aircraft Dispatcher Opportunities
Baker
Danny Mortensen

The presentation will discuss historical perspective, job description, current job opportunities, pay scales, airline perks, certification requirements, training curriculum, secrets of the oral/practical exam, practical test standards, Aircraft Dispatcher Federation, how to beat the job competition, the interview.

How to Start a WAI Chapter
Learning Center
Betty Huck

Are you motivated to start a Women in Aviation, International chapter in your neck of the woods? Come to this informative session and learn how.