Time still remains for members of Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) to apply for more than $75,000 in aviation scholarships to use for leadership development, training and certification purposes. Applications are due by September 1.

The following corporate aviation scholarships and their sponsors include:

Air Training International Flight Procedures Training Scholarship ($1,700) AirFlite Maintenance Training Scholarship ($3,000) and Pilot Training Scholarship ($3,000) CAE SimuFlite Citation 500 Series Aircraft Type Rating Scholarship ($22,000) Executive Jet Management Training...

Terwilliger Productions has re-released One Six Right: The Romance of Flying on Blu-ray. The remastered version in 1080p HD was released on December 1, 2015, and includes the companion film One Six Left and bonus feature The Making of One Six Right . The Blu-ray also features 10 minutes of never before seen air-to-air footage of 12 different airplanes–all in high definition.

“One Six Right was filmed with a state-of-the-art digital cinema camera, though due to the technical limitations of DVDs, which display less than 20 percent of the...

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced its 2017 Aviation Design Challenge to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through aviation high schools across the United States.

Schools interested in the competition will receive complimentary Fly to Learn curricula that will help teachers guide students through the science of flight and airplane design over the course of four to six weeks. Each high school will apply what they have learned by modifying the design of an airplane and compete in a virtual fly-off to be scored...

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Now in its ninth successful year, WomenVenture activities during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh were expanded to cover the entire week. Wednesday, July 27, was declared Women’s Day, providing women a way to connect during the annual fly-in convention while having Oshkosh-style fun at the same time.

WomenVenture Wednesday began at the EAA Nature Center with a sold-out Women in Aviation International Connect breakfast, sponsored by Avemco, and attended by more than 400 enthusiastic showgoers. Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing...

L-R: WASP Marty Wyall, Former F-16 pilot Heather Penny, WASP Shutsy Reynolds

The Commemorative Air Force has announced a program to honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The newest addition to the CAF national education outreach program is CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP, an initiative to bring the legacy of the WASP to a nationwide auidence.

The program is centered on a dynamic film to be created by award-winning Hemlock Films. It will combine historical footage, interviews with surviving WASP, and incredible flying scenes shot with the CAF's unparalleled collection...

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One of the greatest perks of being a member of the WAI community is the mentoring relationships made by connecting with other members. Making these important connections is now easier than ever with the launch of the newly redesigned WAI.org.

If you would like to offer yourself up as a potential mentor for another WAI member log in at www.WAI.org to update your mentor profile today. Even if you were previously registered as a mentor member, you will need to update your selection on the new site to appear in the mentor listings.

Once you are logged in, head to the Members...

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Meeting planned for September 16-17, 2016

Women in Aviation International has a regional conference planned in Seattle, Washington, September 16-17, 2016. The two-day regional conference will be held at Seattle’s famed Museum of Flight and the Seattle Airport Marriott and begins with a tour of the Boeing Company headquarters.

The tour of the historic Boeing assembly plant in Renton provides a product overview covering 1.1 million square feet where more than 1,100 B-29 World War II and 900 C-97 post World War II piston-propeller airplanes were built. All...

Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller will assume leadership of the Air Force Reserve Command at the Museum of Aviation in a ceremony July 15. Miller will become the first female in the history of the Air Force Reserve to be Chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command. Before taking command, Miller will be promoted to Lieutenant General.

Miller joined the Air Force in 1981, a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at The Ohio State University. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft. She currently serves as the deputy...

The 2016 Flying Aviation Expo is set to take place at the Palm Springs International Airport, October 20-22. The event, now in its third year is presented by Sheyden Precision Eyewear and is expected to draw more than 5,000 pilots and industry experts to share knowledge, showcase new products, and offer hands-on demonstrations. The three-day event will also feature sophisticated social events such as tastings and live music.

Sheyden and Bose have also partnered with the Flying Aviation Expo for a pre-show sweepstakes giveaway. All early registrants who purchase tickets...

GlobalAir.com has opened its Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship for applications. The scholarship is offered to all students who are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in an accredited university or college aviation program for the 2016-2017 school year.

“We want to be able to give support to college students studying aviation, as well as provide them a way to share their experiences with industry peers,” said Jeff Carrithers, president and CEO of GlobalAir.com. “I believe it is extremely important for them to have a way to introduce themselves to the...

The E mmy-nominated documentary Beyond The Powder will screen for attendees of the world's largest general aviation fly-in, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The film will have two screenings during the week-long event, offering visitors a unique look at the Air Race Classic women's air race.

Beyond The Powder has been airing on PBS stations nationwide throughout the month of June. The one-hour documentary is a coproduction of Hemlock Films and Western Reserve PBS.

AirVenture attendees can catch the film in the EAA AirVenture Museum...

LeTourneau University (LETU) is hosting a day of exploring careers in the aviation industry for high school students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9 , at its educational center at the McKinney National Airport, 1500 Industrial Blvd. in McKinney.

The event will feature free airplane rides, on a first-come, first-served basis, for high school students with parental permission.

Display aircraft will include an LETU Citabria, an aircraft from DFW-based regional carrier Envoy Airlines, an aircraft from Wichita, Kansas-based manufacturer Cessna, and an air ambulance from...

FAPA has added live stream registration for a special free event for high school students and their families interested in learning more about a career as a professional pilot. The live event is in Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport area) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Event sponsor Endeavor Air will treat in-person attendees to a private showing of the inspirational documentary Living in the Age of Airplanes at the Smithsonian Museum Udvar-Hazy Center and time to explore the museum for the first half of the day.

Live stream and in-person attendees will enjoy an...

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An excursion to Nikumaroro Island sponsored by Betchart Expeditions is set to take place June 21-July 11, 2017, marking the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. The trip will continue research on Nikumaroro carried out in 2015. Organizers are also offering a unique opportunity for public participation.

Led by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) archaeologist Dr. Tom King, participants will continue archaeological research at sites on Nikumaroro where artifacts including aircraft fragments, a woman's personal items from the 1930s,...

Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris , WAI 4698, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama to be promoted to Lieutenant General and become the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director to the Air Staff for the United States Air Force.

The General is currently serving as the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. She commands more than 15,000 citizen airmen, 105 unit-equipped aircraft and worldwide operational missions to include the specialized hurricane hunter, fire suppression and aerial spray missions.

If the Senate...

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