20th Anniversary Conference

Exhibiting Company Information

Here is your chance to learn about some of the 120+ companies that will be exhibiting at the 20th Annual WAI Conference. Check back often as more company bios get added. To view the complete list of exhibitors click here.

Aerographs

Booth #805
After 10 years in the US Army, John attended a commercial photography school in Atlanta, known as the Portfolio Center. Afterwards he assisted full-time established commercial photographers from all across the country in completing a wide variety of assignment work. Now shooting for over 13 years, John's commercial work is concentrated on creating images of people on location.

Interested in aviation since childhood, he applied to become a helicopter pilot in the Army, but poor uncorrected depth perception led him down a different path. In 2001, while teaching an intern the intricacies of black and white exposure and development, he wound up making several striking images of a DC-3. Several fine-art prints sold, and then an Atlanta company placed several of the DC-3 images in the guest rooms at the Miami Wyndham and the Dulles Airport Marriott. Suddenly it became apparent that there might be a viable market for "aviation fine art" and he was on his way to deliberately creating aviation imagery.

Although not yet a licensed pilot, he's currently working towards that goal. Joining EAA and the AOPA several years ago have also helped broaden his aviation education. Now a separate website has been created showcasing his aviation photography, known as "Aerographs". Last year our aviation work was one of twenty projects selected for inclusion in the Best of ASMP 2008, out of 400 submitted for consideration.

John served over five years on the national board of the American Society of Media Photographers, the oldest publication photography trade group in the country. He worked on initiatives such as electronic copyright registration, establishing digital standards for the industry, and broadening the business education/acumen of member photographers. John's fine-art work is now in several private and corporate collections, and his greeting card collections are sold at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Air Force Academy

Booth #242
The Air Force Academy mission is to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Designed for the future, the Air Force Academy campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, observatories and a library containing more than 700,000 volumes. Other landmarks include the cadet chapel with its seventeen spires that soar 150 feet toward the Colorado sky. Spanning 18,000 spectacular acres nestled against the Rocky Mountains, the Academy draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The Air Force Academy is located just north of Colorado Springs on the west side of Interstate 25 and about 50 miles south of Denver.

Air National Guard

Booth #241
The Air Guard's primary mission is Homeland Defense through each state, while also being an asset to the Federal Government for real world situations abroad. The Air Guard Recruiting program specializes in the recruitment of both prior service and nonprior service applicants, offering them the chance to serve in the Air Guard in their hometown and draw great benefits like money for college and paid job training just to name a few.

Air Line Pilots Association, International

Booth #313
The world's oldest and largest pilots union, the Air Line Pilots Association, International represents 53,000 pilots at 37 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. A major innovator in aviation safety, ALPA has played a role in most of the safety improvements that have made air travel in North America the world's safest mode of transportation.

Air Race Classic, Inc.

Booth #227
Women's air racing all started in 1929 with the First Women's Air Derby. Twenty pilots raced from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH, site of the National Air Races. Racing continued through the '30's and was renewed again after WWII when the All Women's Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR), better known as the Powder Puff Derby, came into being. The AWTAR held its 30th, final and commemorative flight in 1977. When the AWTAR was discontinued, the Air Race Classic, Ltd., (ARC) stepped in to continue the tradition of transcontinental speed competition for women pilots and staged its premier race. The Air Race Classic was reincorporated in 2002 into the Air Race Classic, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Thirty-three years, more than 70,000 statute miles, and over 1200 teams later, the Air Race Classic remains a venue for competitive flying. Louise Thaden is quoted as saying, "...added skills are developed, self confidence is increased and enduring friendships are made". And Blanche Noyes added, "Flying is ageless."

Catch the Excitement June 23-26, 2009 as we celebrate 80 years of women's air racing.

Airline Ground Schools

Booth #226
Airline Ground Schools (AGS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the training industry. AGS provides Aircraft Dispatcher training via Distance Learning; ATP/FE one-day test preparation; CRM seminars, and FAA computer testing. Headquartered in Florence, KY; a suburb of Cincinnati, OH, AGS conducts classes worldwide. We love to teach and have 58,000 grads to prove it! www.agschools.com or 800-824-4170.

Airline Transport Professionals

Booth #358
In 1984 ATP pioneered cost-efficient, accelerated, multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today, ATP s Airline Training Programs prepare graduates for airline pilot and corporate pilot careers with nationwide flight experience in the largest, multi-engine training fleet. Advanced jet training transitions these pilots from light twins to modern regional jets in CRJ-200 flight training devices. With thousands of graduates who have completed airline training on time and on budget, airlines come to ATP first to meet their demand for pilots. ATP flies over 12,000 hours to provide more than 450 FAA pilot certifications each month at 25 locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.ALLATPS.com or call 800-ALL-ATPS.

AirTran Airways

Booth #341
a unique airline philosophy - one that works

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings (NYSE: AAI), is a low-fare airline designed for business travelers, offering Business class, new planes with XM Satellite Radio and EasyFit Overhead Bins, assigned seats, and our accommodating frequent flier program A+ Rewards. AirTran Airways' mix of low fares and an affordable Business Class with excellent customer service and one of the world's youngest all-Boeing fleets has continued to strike a chord with the public.

People said an airline couldn't be all these things. AirTran Airways continued success has proven them wrong.

The airline continues to expand their team of quality people, and remains dedicated to providing the safest, most comfortable flights possible. AirTran Airways continues to maintain steady, sustainable growth based on a long-term vision and solid plan. View the 2007 AirTran Airways Annual Report to learn more about the company.

Our mission statement sets the standard to "Be the Best" in everything we do every day:

Innovative people dedicated to delivering the best flying experience to smart travelers. Every day.

Alaska Airlines

Booth #314
Alaska Airlines is the ninth-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is the dominant U.S. West Coast air carrier. Headquartered in Seattle, Alaska carries more passengers between the state of Alaska and the Lower 48 than any other airline. During recent years, Alaska Airlines has expanded significantly to serve more U.S. East Coast, Mexican and Canadian destinations.

Long known for its Alaskan roots, symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tail of the aircraft, Alaska Airlines offers a friendly and relaxed style of service, one that passengers have come to appreciate as the "Alaska Spirit." The airline also is known for embracing innovative technology to improve the customer experience.

Alaska Airlines, along with its sister carrier, Horizon Air, is known as an innovator in the use of technology for customer convenience and flight safety. Join our Alaska Spirit. Visit http://jobs.alaskaair.com for employment information and to apply online.

Alpha Flying, Inc.

Booth #319
Alpha Flying, Inc. is a fractional aircraft ownership company based in Portsmouth, NH. The ownership concept is very similar to a vacation timeshare program; based on the share size purchased, an owner is allocated a certain number of flight hours per year. Alpha Flying, Inc. manages the airplanes, the pilots, and the maintenance, allowing owners to have, with one call, an airplane and crew waiting for them at one of over 8,000 airports throughout the US. Our company's mission is to provide world-class customer service to each owner.

Since its founding in 1996, our company has grown to over 250 employees, including 120 pilots, and currently operates a fleet of 32 turboprop Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. The company has two pilot bases, one in Portsmouth, NH and one in Atlanta, GA. Our pilots have many benefits that are superior in the industry, including a 7 on/7 off schedule and the opportunity to fly one of the best-equipped airplanes in the sky.

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your future with Alpha Flying, Inc. Please visit us at http://planesense.aero; send resumes to careers@alphaflying.com

American Airlines and American Eagle

Booth #152-154-156
American Airlines and American Eagle are very diverse in background, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, belief and experience. Of our U.S.-based employees, 40 percent are female and 31 percent are ethnic minorities. The AA Credit Union was founded in 1936, and today serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and others who work in the air transportation industry. AA Credit Union has more than 212,000 members and assets surpassing $5 billion. As a cooperative financial services institution, the Credit Union’s goal is to provide the best possible benefits and services for its member-owners.

American Airlines, American Eagle and AA Credit Union have established Women in AAviation Employee Resource Groups at corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, TX, Alliance maintenance base in Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City maintenance base and Tulsa maintenance base. Members include management and non-management female and male employees working in various functions within the airline. The chapter's activities have included participation as speakers and panelists at national Women in Aviation International conferences, mentoring, and presentations and discussions between employees and female officers regarding career opportunities within the organizations and work/life balance.

The AMR Corporation is a recognized leader in diversity. American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

American Eurocopter

Booth #336
American Eurocopter is the U.S. subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and the company markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS and its West Coast Regional Support Facility in Long Beach, CA.

Australian Air Safaris

Booth #355
Australian Air Safaris helps pilots to fulfill their dream of flying as pilot in command Down Under. Founded in 2006 by an Aussie expat now living in the USA, Australian Air Safaris is a growing entity in the Australian tourism industry. US operations are based in Cumming, Georgia. Our fleet is situated at Bankstown Airport, NSW and are among the most modern planes at the FBO. Our highly tailored tours accommodate the individual, couples and groups. Customized group tours are also available.

Aviation Supplies & Academics

Booth #138
Books, products and supplies for the dreamer, flyer, and student in all of us. ASA is an industry leader in the development and sale of aviation supplies, software, and publications for students, pilots, flight instructors, flight engineers, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, and aviation technicians. Since 1947 ASA has become one of the most trusted sources of quality products and service you can depend on.

The Boeing Company

Booth #215
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. The broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging finance solutions for our customers.

At Boeing, a diverse and involved workforce is a business imperative for our success. Our diverse employees -- more than 150,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries -- help drive the innovation, versatility, and agility that have made our company successful today. Boeing's commitment to diversity is the right thing to do for employees, customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. In addition, we strive to value and leverage the multiple perspectives, experiences, and capabilities by driving the integration of diversity, equity and fairness principles into all practices and processes.

As part of Boeing's major presence at the Women in Aviation conference, we will be looking for Assembly Mechanics, Engineers, Project Managers, and IT professionals. Please stop by the Boeing booth 215. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Cirrus

Booth #701
Cirrus is a recognized global leader in the manufacturing of personal aviation aircraft that provide unprecedented levels of performance, quality and safety. Our popular single piston engine, SR20 and SR22, composite airplanes incorporate innovative advanced technologies into their design, including the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS(tm)). The SR22 model can be equipped with the latest in turbo-normalized technology. The power of twin turbos with dual intercoolers maximizes the winds aloft and allows you to realize incredible ground speeds. Moving into the next level of personal transportation, Cirrus believes the term "Jet Age" takes on a whole new meaning, a more personal meaning, with Cirrus Vision. What you can expect from Cirrus is a jet offering flexible, 5, 6, or 7 passenger seats, a jet that is simple to fly, easy to operate, and powered by single-engine Williams International FJ33-5A. For more information visit www.cirrusdesign.com

Colgan Air, Inc.

Booth #264
Colgan Air is the fastest growing regional air carrier today. Recent expansion is due to our contract in the northeast with Continental utilizing our 15 Q400s, a state of the art, fuel efficient turbo prop aircraft which seats 74 passengers. We are a family oriented company with over 33 years experience as a regional airline. The company is stable with a long history of steady growth. Their headquarters are in Manassas, Virginia. Colgan Air operates as a US Airways Express and United Express carrier in the Northeast and as a Continental Connection carrier from the Houston Texas George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Newark International Airport (EWR). Colgan Air offers daily scheduled air service to 76 cities in 17 U.S states and 2 cities in Canada.

Comair

Booth #122
Comair, a Delta Connection Carrier and wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and operates 476 flights a day to 69 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Comair was formed in 1977 and pioneered the regional jet era by introducing Bombardier CRJ regional jets to North America in 1993. With more than 30 years of service, our dedication and commitment to our customers and the communities we serve remains stronger than ever, thanks to our team of dedicated aviation professionals.

Working in the rapidly changing world of aviation is an exciting prospect. Our team members share a love for the airline industry and a passion for serving our customers. Regardless of the reasons for your attraction to the industry, we are sure you*ll discover that employment at Comair, a home-grown company with a commitment to service and each other, is a rewarding experience.

Visit www.comair.com for information on our company and to apply online - www.comair.jobs.

Continental Airlines

Booth #262
Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,500 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 134 domestic and 131 international destinations. More than 675 additional points are served via alliance partners. With more than 43,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year.

Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the fifth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2008 list of World's Most Admired Companies. For more company information, go to continental.com.

Daniel Webster College

Booth #403
The school of Aviation Sciences at Daniel Webster College is where it all starts. Located in Nashua, NH, DWC is only 45 minutes from Boston, an hour from the seacoast, and an hour from the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The central location is perfect as a jumping off point for your career in aviation for a variety of reasons: The diverse flight environment of New England allows you to fly within every type of airspace within an hour flight and over a variety of terrain from mountains to coastline to dense urban areas. You'll also be able to fly internationally to Canada... a unique DWC advantage. Nashua is home to Boston Center, the enroute radar control facility for most of New England. Only five minutes away in Merrimack, NH is the Boston Combined TRACON that controls arrivals and departures for all major NH and Boston airports including Logan International. Qualified Aviation Flight Operations students are flying within the first week of class on their way to solo flight only a few weeks later. Air Traffic Management students begin building the foundations of correct procedures from day one and are applying them in the simulators within the first year. Aviation Management students begin with core classes in management and business and begin looking at the unique qualities and issues in the aviation industry through case studies and examples inside and outside the classroom shortly after. For those who want to pursue graduate education the online M.B.A. for Aviation Professionals at DWC combines the strengths of a traditional M.B.A. degree with the an industry focus on aviation taught by aviation professionals that are experts in their field. For more information visit us on-line at www.dwc.edu.

Stop by booth 403 for information on our $6,000.00 scholarships to our online MBA for Aviation Professionals program. Two scholarships are available for our Fall 2009 class.

Defense Intelligence Agency

Booth #902
An Extraordinary Mission. An Extraordinary Workforce. As the primary adviser to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on military intelligence matters, the DIA is a combat support agency focused on providing intelligence to our core customers-warfighters, defense policymakers and US military force planners.

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is currently seeking applicants in the following Job Categories: Intelligence Operations, Analysis, Collection, Counterintelligence, Security, Human Capital, Oversight and Compliance, Science and Technology, Information Technology, Communications and Media, Legal Services, Facilities and Logistics, Education, Administrative, Technicians, Financial Services, Acquisition, and Health Services

Delta Air Lines

Booth #126
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) offers customers service to more destinations than any other global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations.

Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights, and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Delta Community Credit Union

Booth #131
Delta Community Credit Union is one of the largest financial institutions in Georgia. Founded in 1940, the credit union now serves the entire metro Atlanta area, including residents of the 11 surrounding counties and employees of top businesses, such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing and Racetrac. We operate as a not-for-profit credit union so that we can give back earnings to our customers and local communities. Unlike a for-profit bank, Delta Community is owned by its customers, not individual or institutional investors. Customers become member-owners when they open and maintain an account.

Built on a people-focused philosophy, Delta Community truly puts its customers' best financial interests first. We offer a full suite of financial products from Checking and Savings account options to Visa®, Personal and Home Loans. With 18 full-service community branches located throughout metro Atlanta, access to more than 3,000 services centers and more than 57,000 free ATMs, and our comprehensive Online Banking platform and 24 hour call center support, Delta Community makes banking convenient and simple. Learn more about Delta Community and our products and services. Visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com.

Dowling College

Booth #326
The first lesson you will learn at Dowling’s School of Aviation is that there are many exciting careers in aviation besides flying planes. Our graduates are intensely recruited because employers know they have a balanced liberal arts background as well as experience with the industry’s most advanced equipment. The Dowling College School of Aviation is situated at Brookhaven Airport, which enables extensive flying opportunities. Three Frasca flight simulators are available 24-7, and we maintain our own fleet of Piper and Cessna aircraft, including the first all-glass cockpit planes at any school in the world. Dowling is also one of only 23 approved colleges & universities in the U.S. that participates in the AT-CTI program, providing students an opportunity to become Air Traffic Controllers. Visit us online at www.dowling.edu

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Booth #337
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. The university educates more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs, with accreditation pending for Embry-Riddle's first doctoral programs, in Aviation and in Engineering Physics. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 130 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.

ExpressJet

Booth #147
ExpressJet Holdings operates several divisions designed to leverage the management experience, efficiencies and economies of scale present in its subsidiaries, including ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Services, LLC. ExpressJet Airlines serves 125 destinations in North America and the Caribbean with approximately 1,000 departures per day. Operations include a capacity purchase agreement for Continental; providing clients customized 50-seat charter options; and supplying third-party aviation and ground handling services. For more information, visit www.expressjet.com.

Falcon Aviation Academy

Booth #704

Falcon Aviation Academy is a Peachtree City based FAA approved 141 flight school. In 1999, Falcon Aviation Academy began as Griffin Flight School and one year later, moved to its current location at the Falcon Field Airport just south of Atlanta. In 2002, a complete fleet upgrade began leading to a collection of the Diamond Aircraft. With a fleet of new Diamond Aircraft, Falcon Aviation Academy remains one of most advanced Flight Training Schools in the nation. The Diamond aircraft offers superior performance, avionic and cockpit visibility compared to any other training type of aircraft. Along with our advanced fleet of aircraft we offer training at 5 different locations around the Atlanta Area (Atlanta, Athens, Peachtree City, Newnan, and Lagrange) providing students the flexibility to train at a location convenient for them. Falcon Aviation Academy is dedicated to providing students with efficient complete career development taking students from the initial Private Pilot Certificate through the Commercial Certificate. Are you ready to begin your new career as a commercial pilot? Visit our website for more details about the Programs and Courses we offer. www.falconaviationacademy.com

FedEx

Booth #106
FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. We offer integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees and contractors to remain absolutely, positively focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.

Today's FedEx is led by FedEx Corporation, which provides strategic direction and consolidated financial reporting for the operating companies that compete collectively under the FedEx name worldwide: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Trade Networks and FedEx Services.

FLTops.com

Booth #140
FLTops.com provides professional pilots the information and tools to reach their career and financial goals. It also provides companies seeking professional pilots as customers or employees an effective advertising opportunity.

Services include Pilot Career Conferences and Job Fairs, an extensive on-line library of pilot career information and news, personal assistance to pilots during their interview process and comprehensive financial planning and money management for pilots who have reached their career goal company. Visit www.FLTops.com or call 888 LEFT SEAT (533-8732) for more information.

FLYING

Booth #237
FLYING attracts, informs, and inspires individuals to become and remain active participants in general and business aviation. Published since 1927, FLYING offers current, accurate and relevant news, product information, pilot technique, and opinion, all written from first-hand experience by the most qualified staff in aviation publishing. Each and every month, FLYING is read worldwide by more buyers of aviation products and services than any other aviation title.

Garmin

Booth #603
What began as a brainstorming session of a handful of engineers around a card table in 1989 has evolved into a worldwide collaborative effort of thousands of colleagues. Garmin’s goal, as it was then, remains simple: To create navigation and communication devices that can enrich our customers’ lives. Our innovative products span various areas of interest, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications. We employ software, design (electrical), mechanical and aerospace engineers. Each engineer has a hand in a product's concept, design and evaluation stages from start to finish. This allows engineers to play a huge role in the product’s creation. We're always looking for new members to join our team. Interested candidates should apply online at www.garmin.com/careers.

Girls With Wings

Booth #401
Girls With Wings™ is an e-commerce merchandising and public awareness project that focuses its efforts on introducing young girls to their role models in aviation-related careers and hobbies. Website activities and inspirational stories of women involved in various aspects of aviation will motivate girls to pursue their own skyward adventures.

The GWW merchandise line offers clothing and other items for girls of all ages; the rarely found aircraft themed items designed to let everyone know "Yes, Girls Can Fly!" While some may view one of our products as just a t-shirt, we believe that it is in fact a statement about the potential of girls to be intimately connected with Aviation (and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based fields) from the time they are born. To this end, all profits from the aforementioned merchandise are invested in developments to our educational program and scholarships. www.GirlsWithWings.com

Gulfstream Training Academy

Booth #157
Gulfstream Training Academy is an advanced airline pilot training facility. The Academy's First Officer Training Course is for licensed pilots who hold at least a commercial multi-engine pilot certificate. The program offers FAR 121 ground, simulator, and flight training, plus 250 hours in a jet-turbine Beechcraft 1900D as a paid First Officer for Gulfstream International Airlines.

Hamilton Sundstrand

Booth #207
Hamilton Sundstrand is a division of United Technologies Corporation, one of Fortune magazines "Most Admired Aerospace Companies". We are among the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. We design and manufacture aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft and are a major supplier for international space programs. Our industrial products serve industries ranging from hydrocarbon, chemical and food processing to construction and mining.

Hamilton Sundstrand has been recognized by Aviation Week as a top employer for technological challenge and professional development, and collegegrad.com as a top entry level employer.

We are a $5 billion business and continue to win a number of programs including 787, A350, MRJ, C-Series, GTF Engine control system, Joint Strike Fighter and CH53K.

We have over 19,000 employees in over 50 major facilities worldwide, where our employees continue to make a difference through community initiatives such as United Way, The Heart Walk, and the International Red Cross.

We are proud to attend the Women In Aviation conference, and look forward to meeting you there. These are some of the positions we are currently recruiting for:

Power Electronics
Project Engineering
Program Management
Software Engineering
Systems Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Quality
Please visit us at www.utcjobs.com/wai to learn more about our business and submit your resume for consideration.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Booth #351
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport serving more than 89 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 90 international destinations in 55 countries. A frequent recipient of awards of excellence for operations, architectural engineering and construction, including being named the Most Efficient Airport in 2008 by Air Transport Research, it is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements which will include a new energy-efficient car rental facility, a new 12-gate international terminal and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. To learn more, visit us on the web www.atlanta-airport.com.

Horizon Air

Booth #316
Established in 1981, Horizon Air is the nation's 10th largest regional airline. It offers pilots an exciting blend of aircraft technology and strong company culture that no comparable airline can match.

Horizon is currently transitioning its fleet to a single aircraft type, the Bombardier Q400. This 76-seat, high-speed, twin-engine turboprop is one of the most technologically advanced regional aircraft in the world. The Q400 is also among the most environmentally friendly aircraft today, burning 30 percent to 40 percent less fuel and producing an equally lower amount of emissions (and 10 decibels less noise) than comparable jets.

Horizon has also been a trailblazer in the use of HGS, RNP and other technologies, and often leads the industry in reliability and on-time performance. In addition, Horizon's training program is one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

With its headquarters in Seattle and its operations center in Portland, Horizon serves 46 cities throughout Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (Mexico), and British Columbia and Alberta (Canada).

In 2007, Horizon was named Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine, and in every year since 2004, Horizon has been ranked among the top 10 domestic airlines in Travel+Leisure magazine.

Horizon is not currently hiring pilots, but visit http://jobs.horizonair.com to find out more and to stay abreast of future opportunities.

ISA+21 - International Society of Women Airline Pilots

Booth #605
ISA's mission is to stimulate and encourage women to enter the airline pilot work force as active cockpit crewmembers via education and scholarship. We seek to promote aviation science among women and provide education and information for all airlines and pilots, especially with regard to issues of particular importance to women in the airline community. We provide aviation scholarship opportunities for career seeking women. We celebrate camaraderie and support information exchange and social interaction among our members. We inspire future generations of women aviators via educational outreach.

International Women's Air Space Museum

Booth #328
The museum preserves the history of women in aviation and space by documenting their past, present and future contributions. Although incorporated in 1976, the museum officially opened in 1986 in Centerville, OH, and later moved, in 1998, to its present location at Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH. Museum exhibits are open seven days a week and are free to the public. The Fay Gillis Wells Research Center houses an extensive collection of materials on women in aviation and space history. Researchers are welcome. Please visit our web site at www.iwasm.org to learn more about our collections, educational programs, research center and gift shop. Please stop by our booth to learn how to preserve your history!

Jeppesen

Booth #223
For more than 70 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.

Lockheed Martin

Booth #322
powered by innovation - guided by integrity - everything is possible.

Certain qualities are in a company's DNA. At Lockheed Martin, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest business ethics and visionary thinking - everything is within our reach, and yours. Like creating systems vital to the safety and security of our nation. Like shaping the latest technological breakthroughs that redefine defense, information technology and commercial business. Like delivering countless systems and products that reflect the best ideas of people around the globe.

We invite you to explore the possibilities with one of the foremost systems engineering, software and systems integration companies in the world.

Exceptional choices in careers, challenges, and locations across the nation.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Join in designing, building and supporting the world's most sophisticated military aircraft. Your involvement may include: The much anticipated multiservice F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) • The proven multirole fighter, the F-16 • The world's most versatile airlifter, the C-130J • The first operational stealth fighter, the F-117 • The next-generation air dominance fighter, the F/A-22 • Classified contracts for various special mission aircraft.

Let's get started on your Lockheed Martin future. For more information and to apply, please visit our Web site: www.lockheedmartin.com/careers

Mesaba Airlines

Booth #120
Mesaba Airlines operates flights for Northwest Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, and is the nation's longest-running regional carrier. Mesaba operates approximately 600 daily departures to 114 cities from hubs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit and Memphis. Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, Mesaba employs more than 4300 employees and operates a fleet of 102 aircraft, including the CRJ-900, the CRJ-200 and the Saab 340B.

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Booth #705
Metro State's Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation Management and Aviation Technology: Two Aviation Management concentrations are offered - Aerospace Management*, and Aerospace Maintenance Management. There are four Aviation Technology** concentrations: Professional Flight Officer, Corporate and General Aviation*, Aerospace Operations*, and Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI).

*A 12 semester-hour Space Commercialization emphasis is available for these concentrations.
**Flight training is arranged by the student independent of the Department at one of the many flight schools in the Denver Metropolitan Area.

There are four minors: Aviation Management, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Private Pilot, and Aviation Technology and certificate programs in Airport Management and Space Commercialization are also offered.

Students with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) or an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate can receive credit for these; 25 semester hours for the A&P certificate and 12 semester hours for the Aircraft Dispatcher certificate.

The Department maintains close contacts with the many aviation and aerospace businesses and entities in Colorado; which provide employment, cooperative education, and internship opportunities for students and graduates. Colorado is a center for innovation in aviation and aerospace.

Metropolitan State College of Denver is located in the heart of Downtown Denver on the Auraria campus.

Midcoast Aviation

Booth #803
Midcoast Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modification and completion company that has been providing exceptional quality and service for 38 years. Midcoast provides a full scope of services: scheduled inspection, unscheduled repair, avionics repair and upgrades, engine service, interior design and refurbishment, exterior design and paint, structural repair and modification, component and accessory service. Additionally, Midcoast is the only fully integrated, non-manufacturer completion center for large and long-range business jets in North America.

Midcoast has two operations in the St. Louis area - at St. Louis Downtown Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Additionally, Midcoast operates Savannah Air Center in Savannah, GA, plus Midcoast satellites in Bedford, MA; Teterboro, NJ; Chicago, IL; and Palm Beach, FL, where light maintenance, and inspection work are performed. As of 2008, Midcoast boasts more than 1,600 employees dedicated to serving the corporate aircraft operator.

Miss Aerial

Booth #405
Miss Aerial is a new innovative company created to empower, connect and engage women in aviation around the world through luxury products and an interactive online community. The Miss Aerial boutique has just launched their first luxury eco-friendly flightbag, designed exclusively for the adventurous, sophisticated modern women pilot. Philanthropy is the foundation of Miss Aerial's core values, offering mentoring and volunteering programs, political activists and the miss aerial giveback program that contributes 10% of company proceeds toward supporting, encouraging and educating women about aviation globally. The Miss Aerial online community is in the developed process and will be LIVE soon. Please visit www.missaerial.com for more information and the upcoming launch date of the new online community.

National Association of Flight Instructors

Booth #230
An international organization dedicated exclusively to raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor in the aviation community, NAFI has served as the voice of aviation education since inception in 1967. NAFI serves the full spectrum of the flight instructor community, and offers its members the finest benefit package available in aviation education. With our monthly publication of Mentor, our FAA recognized Master Instructor program, industry discounts, and corporate supporters, NAFI recognizes flight instructors as the front line for quality control in the aviation world. So, if you are involved in flight instruction in any way, or are simply an interested individual, NAFI has something for you.

Ninety-Nines

Booth #229
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots. Founded by Amelia Earhart in 1929--now with over 5,200 members worldwide providing scholarships, networking, and mentoring opportunities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Booth #703
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the principal federal agency responsible for monitoring, describing, and predicting changes in the Earth's environment through its atmospheric and oceanic programs, protecting lives and property by issuing weather and climate warnings and forecasts, and conserving and managing the Nation's coastal and marine resources to ensure sustainable economic opportunities. NOAA's comprehensive system for acquiring observations - from satellites to ships to radars - provides the quality data and information critical for the safe conduct of daily life and the basic functioning of a modern economy. NOAA's products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America's gross domestic product. NOAA's dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.

NetJets

Booth #327
NetJets Inc. is the worldwide leader in private aviation and, as a Berkshire Hathaway company; NetJets has the commitment and resources to invest whatever is necessary to provide the safest and most reliable travel management service. Headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, NetJets' primary operations are located in Columbus, Ohio, with additional offices and operations in Lisbon, London, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia, and several other worldwide locations.

NetJets fractional aircraft ownership allows individuals and companies to buy a share of a private jet at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership with guaranteed availability in as few as four hours' notice. The NetJets family of operating companies manages and maintains the world's largest, most diverse private jet fleet consisting of over 750 aircraft, which is equivalent in size to the second largest aircraft fleet in the world. NetJets is not affiliated with any one manufacturer, giving us the freedom to choose only the best jets in every class - 15 different light, midsize, and large cabin aircraft types in our worldwide fractional fleet, accommodating from 6 to 18 passengers with flight ranges of up to 7,700 miles. NetJets currently employs over 7,300 experts dedicated to providing safe, world-class service for 390,000 flights per year to more than 173 countries.

Omni Measurement Systems

Booth #601
Omni Measurement Systems, Inc. developed an extended wear, self-powered, semi-automatic bladder relief device for aircrew. It was developed through the Air Force/Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I, Phase II, Phase II Enhancement and Phase III contracts. The Advanced Mission Extender Device (AMXD®) uses innovative technology and is the first solution for fighter pilots dealing with long sorties. This significantly improves aircrew endurance in closed-cockpit environments of present day fixed and rotary wing aircraft. This system permits aircrew to better concentrate on mission objectives without distraction or interruption related to the need to void while allowing them to remain fully hydrated.

PAI Consulting

Booth #707
Phaneuf Associates Incorporated, doing business as PAI Consulting (PAI), was founded in 1978 to provide aviation consulting services to the Government and industry. Over the last 30 years, PAI has expanded its services to include regulatory consulting services, meeting support and facilitation, and editorial services, in many other areas. Our full-time staff includes individuals with specialized backgrounds in civil and military aviation, aviation maintenance, flight operations, economics, political science, and law. Our clients include many Federal and State agencies, foreign governments, major air carriers, cargo carriers, associations, corporate flight departments, and repair stations. In addition to its continued support of the Federal Aviation Administration, PAI has expanded its regulatory work to include support to the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Transportation Security Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Social Security Administration.

PAI offers the following services to Government and industry:

  • Regulatory analysis, development, and evaluation
  • Summary and analysis of comments and database development
  • Economic and other executive order analyses
  • Manual and procedures handbook preparation
  • Special studies and projects
  • Editing and production services
  • Meeting support
  • Program development and support
  • Compliance reviews
  • Training program development and instruction
  • Support for petitions for exemption and rulemaking
  • Flight operations evaluations
  • Repair station support
  • Civil aviation oversight
  • IS–BAO Certification Audits
Please visit us on the web at www.PAIconsulting.com

Plane Mercantile

Booth #228
Plane Mercantile specializes in vintage as well as unique aviation items. We have been in business since 1996. Over the years, our focus remains the same - quality merchandise and excellent customer service. Although we have a comprehensive selection of aviation gifts, we will do our best to locate an item for you if we do not have it. This is a specialty of ours. We also provide corporate office art services and custom wings.

Pratt & Whitney

Booth #207
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. The company's 38,000 employees support more than 9,000 customers in 180 countries around the world.

At Pratt & Whitney, keeping tomorrow foremost on our radar is how we have led the aviation industry since 1925, when we pioneered the first air-cooled aircraft engine. And today our employees are designing tomorrow's game-changing engine technologies with the customer, performance, innovation and sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Pratt & Whitney offers world-class products developed by a team of world-class employees.

We are excited to once again be attending the Women in Aviation Conference and are looking for great talent in the aerospace industry, particularly in the following areas:

Aerospace
Acoustics / Avionics
Computer / Software
Continuous Improvement
EH&S
Electrical
Finance
Industrial
Line Maintenance / A&P
Manufacturing / Process / Quality
Material Science
Mechanical
Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Management and Quality)
Sales & Marketing
Systems

We encourage you to visit www.utcjobs.com/wai where you can learn more about our presence at the conference, post your resume and be immediately considered for a pre-scheduled on-site interview appointment. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

San Juan College

Booth #222
The Mesa program at San Juan College in New Mexico will celebrate its 20th year in flight training in 2009. Both our Primary and PACE programs prepare pilots to become first officers for Mesa Air Group. Training includes 40 hours in the Canadair regional jet FTD on campus. We don't plan to stop flying and neither should you. Now's the time to train and be ready to make your move to commercial flying. Come see us at Booth 222 or visit our website at www.flightcareers.com.

Sikorsky Aircraft

Booth #207
Sikorsky Aircraft, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of commercial and military rotary wing aircraft. Sikorsky employs over 15,000 people worldwide, with annual revenue over $5B.

Sikorsky continues the legacy of our founder, Igor Sikorsky, as we introduce new advancements such as fly-by-wire and X2 TECHNOLOGY™.

We are excited to be attending once again the Women in Aviation Conference in our search for talent in the aerospace industry, particularly for the following positions:

Aerospace Engineers
Process Engineers
Quality Engineers
System Engineers
Supply Management Professionals
Financial Analysts
Program Managers

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta! We encourage you to visit www.utcjobs.com/wai where you can learn more about our presence at the conference and post your resume for immediate consideration.

SkyWest Airlines

Booth #129
SkyWest Airlines is the world's largest independently owned regional airline, providing air service throughout North America as DeltaConnection, United Express and Midwest Connect. System-wide, SkyWest employs more than 10,000 aviation professionals and serves a total of 155 cities in 38 states, five Canadian provinces and Mexico with nearly 1,500 daily departures.

Southwest Airlines

Booth #214
Southwest Airlines was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971, with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest operates more than 500 Boeing 737 aircraft between 64 cities. Southwest topped the monthly domestic originating passenger rankings for the first time in May 2003. Yearend results for 2007 marked Southwest's 35th consecutive year of profitability. Southwest became a major airline in 1989 when it exceeded the billion-dollar revenue mark. Southwest is the United States' most successful low-fare, high frequency, point-to-point carrier. Southwest operates more than 3,400 flights a day coast to coast, making it the largest U.S. carrier based on domestic departures.

TransPac Aviation Academy

Booth #246
TransPac Aviation Academy, formerly known as Pan Am Intl Flight Academy offers state-of the-art training for the serious career pilot candidate. Our academy boosts approximate 340 flying days per year, due in part to the great Phoenix, AZ location and also in part to our outstanding in-house maintenance staff keeping our late model 65 aircraft fleet in top operating condition. Supported by our staff of dedicated instructors our comprehensive Part 141 course can potentially be completed in twelve to fourteen months. Our mission is to assist you to your goal as a Career Pilot Professional. Visit our website at www.transpacacademy.com for further information.

U.S. Air Force Academy

Booth #242
The Air Force Academy mission is to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Designed for the future, the Air Force Academy campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, observatories and a library containing more than 700,000 volumes. Other landmarks include the cadet chapel with its seventeen spires that soar 150 feet toward the Colorado sky. Spanning 18,000 spectacular acres nestled against the Rocky Mountains, the Academy draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The Air Force Academy is located just north of Colorado Springs on the west side of Interstate 25 and about 50 miles south of Denver.

U.S. Coast Guard

Booth #141
The U.S. Coast Guard has five primary missions (national defense, maritime security, protection of natural resources, maritime safety, and maritime mobility) with a core role of protecting the public, the environment and the U.S. security interests in any maritime region. We offer career opportunities in aviation, engineering, law, environmental protection and response, communications, computer and information technology and intelligence. The Blue 21 Flight Initiative Program offers the opportunity to become a Coast Guard Aviator through completion of Officer Candidate School and the guarantee of an assignment to flight training. Find out more at www.gocoastguard.com.

Attendees of this year's WAI conference will have the opportunity to speak with senior female Coast Guard Aviators such as Lieutenant Commander Frances Messalle. LCDR Messalle winged as a Naval Aviator in November 1997, and her first flying tour was Air Station Miami where she flew the HU-25 Falcon jet. Her second tour was Air Station Washington, DC where she was responsible for flying the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Deputy of Homeland Security to complete operational commitments. Currently, LCDR Messalle is the Senior Aviation Assignment Officer for the entire Coast Guard. She is stationed in Washington, DC where she assigns 300-400 senior aviators to jobs throughout the country.

UND Aerospace

Booth #315
With more than 2,000 students from throughout the world, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is the second largest college at the University of North Dakota. Undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a variety of rewarding careers in aerospace are offered through five different academic departments: aviation, atmospheric sciences, computer science, earth system science and policy, and space studies. The UND Aerospace complex at Grand Forks is the most technologically advanced environment for aerospace education, training and research in the world.

UND Aerospace, which includes the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF), is an international leader in collegiate aviation education and contract training services flying over 100,000 hours per year in over 120 aircraft. UNDAF also has facilities in Spokane, Washington, with Spokane Falls Community College; Lumberton, North Carolina, with Robeson Community College; Mesa, Arizona, in conjunction with Chandler-Gilbert Community College; and Crookston, Minnesota, with the University of Minnesota in addition to its home-base in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

United Nations

Booth #338
Logistics Support Department (LSD) is based at UN Headquarters in New York City, where a diverse and dedicated team of civilian staff provides logistical support to UN-led peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and political missions around the world.

The LSD is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures for all logistic issues in peacekeeping. The Division consists of three elements:

  • Operational Support
  • Specialist Support
  • Transport and Movement
The Operational Support Service includes logistics, planning, and programme support. The Specialist Support Service includes a range of technical logistics sections, including supply, engineering, contingent owned equipment and property management, cartographic and medical support. The Transportation and Movements Service ensures effective logistics capabilities in terms of air transport, strategic air and sea lift for movement of military and civilian personnel and cargo, and providing vehicles and spare parts at the required time and place, in the most efficient manner.

The LSD also oversees the operations of the United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi, Italy, which manages reserve equipment stocks and strategic deployment stocks that assist in rapid establishment of new missions.

The LSD is dedicated to the United Nations goal of gender equality. Women are encouraged to apply.

United States Marine Corps

Booth #359
The mission of the Marine Corps is simple: make Marines, win battles and develope quality citizens. As America's premier force in readiness, the Marine Corps is prepared to defend our nation whenever and wherever it is needed. In every one of our nation's conflicts, Marines have answered superbly, armed with the support of fellow Marines and the experience of one of the world's most revered fighting force.

The desire to serve something greater than oneself is a calling not everyone heeds. Every Marine makes a commitment to our nation, and we exist to ensure the future of our country and our way of life. As much as service in the Marine Corps ensures the future of our nation, it also creates a better future for those who serve.

Attendees at this year's conference are welcome to visit the Marine Corps booth to learn more about opportunities in Marine aviation. Those who think they have what it takes to be a Marine and are interested in learning more can visit www.Marines.com or call 1-800-Marines.

University Aviation Association

Booth #220
The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry. Today, UAA has more than 600 members, including 100 accredited colleges and universities. The organization and its members are poised to meet the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry and address the challenges of the 21st century.

University of Dubuque Aviation

Booth #362
The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private, Presbyterian, professional university with a focus in the liberal arts. Our commitment to nurturing the mind, body and spirit, as well as encouraging students to explore their fullest potential, is part of a rich Christian heritage that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.

For more than 25 years, the University of Dubuque's Aviation Programs have been graduating people to take leadership roles in the volatile and ever-expanding field of air transportation. To provide every student with world-class opportunities, we make sure our students are exposed to the best practices and latest techniques. UD aviation students now fly the latest model Cessna 172s, receive their instrument training in new, modern aircraft, and pilot one of the best high-performance complex trainers available. We never stop improving our technology and integrating new equipment. In addition to procuring the latest equipment, we hire outstanding teachers and flight personnel. Courses are constantly evaluated, up-dated, and keyed to changes in the aviation industry. We insist on training and safety excellence and adhere to clearly defined standards of fiscal and safety program accountability. Finally, we emphasize learning in an ethical environment -- critical in aviation, where even small errors and omissions cannot be tolerated. The UD Aviation program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

The UD Aviation Program is "right-sized", and the instruction on the flight line, in the classroom and in the airplane is personal. Students can demonstrate their excellence by joining our flight team, which regularly qualifies for national competitions. They can also become members of Alpha Eta Rho, a close-knit national aviation service fraternity for those who share a passion for aviation. Our excellent training facilities are located at the Dubuque Regional Airport seven miles south of Dubuque. This tower-controlled airport provides a complete set of instrument approaches and a maneuvers training area just outside the airport traffic area. From engine start to engine shutdown, students have continuous training with no wasted travel time.

Finally, and most important, the professional education provided by the University of Dubuque is grounded squarely in the liberal arts. In an age of technology and specialization, UD continues to stress a broad education. We insist that our graduates learn more than management and flight skills. It is our goal that students develop intellectual, social, spiritual and moral dimensions essential for succeeding in life. Students are challenged to lead lives of service to their communities, the church and the larger world.

University of Tennessee

Booth #349
Janice Reid is the Recruiting and Admissions Liaison for the University of Tennessee Aerospace MBA program http://aerospaceMBA.utk.edu. In the university's one-of-a-kind, one-year program, students study precisely that - aerospace. The Aerospace MBA allows industry professionals to complete an accredited MBA degree from a top-tier business college in only a year -- while continuing to work! Classes include operations excellence, accounting, finance, marketing, economics and human resources. New knowledge improves participant skills in new product development, program management, lean and supply chain management. It's delivered in an integrated curriculum, often using case studies and out of class assignments focused on the aerospace and defense industries. The curriculum is rich with experiential learning with site visits to "best in class" organizations representing virtually every sector of the industry.

Wal-Mart Aviation

Booth #137
Wal-Mart Aviation's mission is to provide a competitive business advantage through safe, reliable and efficient transportation. To meet these goals, Wal-Mart operates and maintains a fleet comprised primarily of Lear Jets. Beaver Lake Aviation, a full-service FBO, is also operated by Wal-Mart at the Rogers, Arkansas (KROG) airport.

Whirly-Girls

Booth #144
The Whirly-Girls organization was formed in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard Phelan, who wanted to build a community where female helicopter pilots could share and grow. Today it has grown into a non-profit 501(c)(3) education and charitable organization with nearly 1600 members in 45 countries. We are dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation through the industry’s largest pool of annual scholarships and providing women helicopter pilots a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities. Our goals are to provide the exchange of information among women in helicopter aviation, and to promote community acceptance of the rotorcraft through increasing public awareness of the rotorcraft’s utility and versatility. With less than 5% of all helicopter pilots being female, it is especially important to be able to network with other women helicopter pilots worldwide. The Whirly-Girls meet and stay in touch through our website, newsletters, mini-hoverings, the Annual Meeting & Hovering, e-mail, mentoring programs, and informal networking. Membership is open to any woman with a helicopter license. Additionally, the Whirly-Girls Auxiliary is available to both men and women who are not eligible for regular membership. Membership affords access to exclusive areas of the website, including job listings, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and camaraderie with other female helicopter pilots throughout the world. Visit us at www.whirlygirls.org.

Wings Financial Federal Credit Union

Booth #317
Wings Financial Federal Credit Union is the Official Credit Union for Women in Aviation, International. For 70 years, Wings Financial Federal Credit Union has remained true to a single purpose: securing the futures of the men and women in air transportation. As the first credit union dedicated exclusively to air transportation, Wings Financial members save time and money through superior financial services, including:

  • Interest earning checking account - no minimum balance required
  • Free checks
  • Cash-back rewards with our Signature Rewards check card program
  • Remote Deposit with instant funds access
  • The nation's largest surcharge-free ATM network
  • Better rates and fewer account fees
Join Wings today! Call 1-800-692-2274, visit one of our 18 branches nationwide, or join online at www.WingsFinancial.com.

Women in Corporate Aviation

Booth #146
Women in Corporate Aviation was established in 1993 at the Women in Aviation, International Conference. WCA participates in this growing international conference every year with educational sessions, scholarships and an informational booth. We have become a well-recognized group of corporate aviation professionals and our membership includes not only pilots and mechanics, but also managers and corporate officers. Our members are not just women but also men who support diversification in the work force. Through our alliance with other leaders in the industry, we have worked hard to promote our presence and continue to look for ways to increase it. Please visit our website at www.wca-intl.org.

Women Military Aviators

Booth #329
Women Military Aviators, Inc. WMA is a non-profit corporation formed in 1978 to promote and preserve for historical, educational and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew members in the service of their country during times of war and peace. It offers networking, scholarships, biennial conventions, and links to additional information on women aviators. Membership is open to all female aviators and flight crewmembers from all services and nations as well as men and women who support women in military aviation. http://www.womenmilitaryaviators.org