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2011 WAI Conference

Exhibiting Company Information

Here is your chance to learn about some of the 100+ companies that will be exhibiting at the 22nd Annual WAI Conference. Check back often as more company bios get added. To view the complete list of exhibitors click here.

Air Race Classic, Inc.

Booth #932
The Air Race Classic is an all woman transcontinental air race that will proudly record its 35th racing event, June 21-24, 2011, with the Start in Iowa City, Iowa, and Terminus in Mobile, AL. The theme of the race will be "Celebrating 35 years of Heroes and History" commemorating a select group of outstanding lady pilots. Approximately 50 racing teams will compete for monetary prizes and a 'lifetime of memories'. Billed as 'better than ground school", racers will zoom over the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the grassy plains of central US, and the mighty Mississippi, culminating with ten high speed low altitude flybys at predetermined airports. Registration packets available now, entry deadline April 15, 2011. Celebrate the challenge! www.airraceclassic.org

Alpha Flying, Inc.

Booth #102
Alpha Flying, Inc. operates the PlaneSense fractional aircraft ownership program and the charter company Cobalt Air, LLC. The company is based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and has an additional pilot base in Atlanta, GA (PDK).

The fractional 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 our company's founding in 1996, it has grown significantly, currently operating a fleet of 32 turboprop Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Our staff includes pilots, schedulers, crew and customer service representatives, mechanics, and a large support staff. 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. In addition to providing superior maintenance and training to Alpha Flying airplanes and pilots, we also provide these services to outside customers.

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your future with Alpha Flying, Inc. Please visit us at www.planesense.com and send resumes to careers@alphaflying.com.

American Airlines Federal Credit Union

Booth #313
American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AA Credit Union) was founded in 1936 by a small group of American Airlines employees with the goal of creating a member-owned, co-operative financial institution where employees could help each other. Today, AA Credit Union 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 221,000 member-owners and assets surpassing $5.1 billion. The Credit Union is always ready to serve with 41 branches throughout the U.S., including Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

American Airlines

Booth #313
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

American Eagle

Booth #313
American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Eagle has a combined fleet of over 270 jet and turboprop aircraft and as part of the AMR family, we're also an integral component of the world's largest airline and a member of the oneworld® Alliance.

To view job descriptions and current job postings, visit our website at www.americaneaglecareers.com.

AWAM (Assoc. of Women in Aviation Maintenance)

Booth #215
We are a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.

EAA -Experimental Aircraft Association

Booth #602
EAA is the organization that grows aviation through participation. As indicated by our tag, The Spirit of Aviation, EAA provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and interests to engage in aviation, bringing the aviation community together at AirVenture Oshkosh each year to celebrate the growth, impact, and our collective passion for flight.

EAA's Young Eagles program, launched in 1992 and sustained by volunteer support, provides youth with a free first flight experience (1.6 million since the program began), free online flight training program in partnership with Sporty's, free first flight lessons, and multiple scholarships to help youth move from the right seat to the left seat!

And, our network of more than 900 chapters, 5,000 community events and special volunteer opportunities, online community (Facebook and Oshkosh365), magazine (Sport Aviation) and online newsletters, combine to engage hundreds of thousands of people each year in aviation, building an exciting and supportive environment in which innovation soars.

Programs and experiences educate, challenge, inspire, and share a "can-do" attitude that motivates and helps people achieve their dreams of flight through whatever pathway is right for them. Visit www.eaa.org to get involved.

FedEx Express

Booth #308
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 275,000 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.

International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21)

Booth #106
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots or ISA+21 - is an association of women airline pilots worldwide. In 1978, twenty-one women pilots from ten U.S. airlines met to exchange ideas and information regarding their common professional interest. Growing each year, ISA+21 presently numbers over 255 members from more than 12 countries and 39 airlines.

ISA+21 is a charitable, non-profit organization of career women airline pilots whose purpose is to: Celebrate camaraderie, Support informational exchange and social interaction among its members in a healthy environment, Provide aviation scholarship opportunities for career-seeking women and Inspire future generations of women aviators via educational outreach.

ISA’s mission is to stimulate and encourage women to enter the airline pilot work force as active cockpit crew members 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 may undertake and/or sponsor research and scholarships, which support this goal, consistent with the educational and charitable purposes of this organization.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Booth #211
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.

Pratt & Whitney

Booth #515
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 36,000 employees support more than 11,000 customers in 195 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:

Acoustics / Avionics
Computer / Software
Continuous Improvement
Line Maintenance / A&P
Manufacturing / Process / Quality
Material Science
Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Management and Quality)
Sales & Marketing

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 Reno!

SkyWest, Inc.

Booth #717
SkyWest, Inc., headquartered in St. George, Utah, is the holding company for SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest Airlines was founded in 1972. During the first year of operations, 256 passengers utilized the services of the fledgling airline.

In 1985, SkyWest Airlines signed a marketing agreement with Western Airlines to fly for them as Western Express out of their hub in Salt Lake City. In 1987, Delta Air Lines acquired Western. SkyWest then began a partnership with Delta as one of their Connection carriers and today continues that partnership with more than 435 daily flights, operating primarily out of Delta's hub in Salt Lake City.

On October 1, 1997, SkyWest began its partnership with United Airlines. SkyWest is now the primary United Express carrier along the West Coast, providing more than 980 daily departures and serving United hubs at Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare and Denver.

SkyWest began a groundbreaking partnership with AirTran Airways on November 4, 2009. The partnership increases frequencies and destinations from General Mitchell International Airport.

In addition to its current partners, SkyWest previously had code-share agreements with Midwest Airlines from 2007 to 2010 out of Milwaukee, Continental Airlines from 1995 to 1997 out of Los Angeles International Airport and from 2003 to 2005 out of Houston Intercontinental Airport.

SkyWest Airlines currently employs more than 10,500 employees across 146 cities in 39 states, 6 Canadian Provinces and 1 city in Mexico. Operating over 1,500 flights per day for United Express, Delta Connection and AirTran, SkyWest proudly flies the EMB 120, the Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700, and the CRJ900. SkyWest Airlines was named the number one on-time mainland airline by the Department of Transportation 2003, 2004, 2005 years in which they carried more than 40 million passengers combined.

United Airlines and Continental Airlines

Booth #214
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), is the new holding company for United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Our merger brings together two of the world's best airlines to create the new United Airlines. Continental and United are working to align key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes, and we expect to complete our merger integration within 12 to 18 months.

Walmart Aviation

Booth #518
Walmart Aviation's mission is to provide a competitive business advantage through safe, reliable and efficient transportation. To meet these goals, Walmart operates and maintains a fleet comprised primarily of Learjets. Beaver Lake Aviation, a full-service FBO, is also operated by Walmart at the Rogers, Arkansas (KROG) airport.

Westminster College

Booth #607
A private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs.

From city streets to mountaintops, from small classes to big opportunities for hands-on learning, from the liberal arts and sciences to specialized professional and graduate programs: No other college or university in the country offers you the distinctive combination of advantages and resources that together create Westminster's unique environment for learning.

An education centered on action, participation, and experience - the best way to learn.

An open-minded, close-knit, campus community - where residents and commuters, undergraduates and graduates feel right at home.

A truly spectacular location - at the intersection of Salt Lake City, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Salt Lake, and the Utah desert.

The aviation degree program at Westminster College offers students the most up-to-date information with a curriculum that meets the needs of today's aviation professional. Students can opt for a major in either flight operations or aviation management. Flight training is based at Salt Lake City International Airport, which serves all major US and many international carriers. We know that flight time and proper instruments are crucial to successful training, which is why our aviation degree program is taught in new facilities with top-of-the-line equipment. Faculty members are highly qualified and the small classes foster a high level of personal attention and access.

We have an excellent and exciting graduate success record, with graduates moving on to flight instructor, regional airline, corporate, military, and aviation management careers. We frequently receive feedback that ensures us that our graduates are well respected in the industry.

Come experience our impressive Flight Operations Center at the Salt Lake City International Airport, exceptional training facilities, and elite fleet of planes. As a Westminster College aviation student, you will:

- Train in Class B Airspace at the Salt Lake City Airport
- Have access to an assortment of aircraft, including an aerobatic plane
- Learn using cutting-edge technology like a glass cockpit jet trainer usually found in expensive corporate training programs

Wings Financial

Booth #903
Wings Financial provides the U.S. air transportation industry and the people of the MSP and SEA-TAC metro areas with the best overall value in consumer financial services.