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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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is now accepting applications for three different flight training scholarship programs that will award more than $156,000.

The AOPA Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to AOPA members ages 16 and up working toward an initial pilot certificate. The application deadline is July 7, 2016.

The AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship program will award 20 flight training scholarships to teens ages 15-18, and AOPA membership is not required. The application deadline is September 30, 2016.

Up to four...

Washington D.C.-area high school students interested in learning more about a career as a pilot are invited to join FAPA.aero Wednesday, June 29, 2016, for a free pilot career seminar at the Courtyard Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

This unique Focus on the Future event provides explanations on the requirements and needs for students interested in pursuing a career as a professional pilot. Presenters include active pilots, airline representatives, aviation universities, and more.

Organizers will provide advice on student loans, grants...

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Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) may now be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery after President Barack Obama signed a law reinstating this right on March 20.

The WASP lost this right in 2015 when the Army reinterpreted existing law to exclude them. WASP Elaine Harmon’s family took up the fight to restore these rights for the WASP after Elaine died in 2015. Elaine had left behind a letter stating that it was her final wish to have her ashes placed in Arlington National Cemetery. Her family set up a Change.org petition that received more than 178,000...

Dr. Peggy Chabrian was part of a panel discussion moderated by Regional Airline Association (RAA) President Faye Malarkey Black with representatives from major and regional airline representatives and an aviation-oriented college during the RAA Annual Convention in May.

Panel members, including Steve Dickson, senior vice president of flight operations for Delta Air Lines; Ryan Gumm, president and CEO of Endeavor Air; Dion Flannery, president of PSA Airlines; and Dr. Sharon VeVivo, president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology; discussed attrition, flow-through...

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EAA is expanding the job fair component of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to a full week in 2016. The organization's annual fly-in convention will take place July 25-31, 2016, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at AirVenture's Aviation Gateway Park, an area that features education, innovation, and technology. It will include companies ranging from airlines to avionics companies that are seeking candidates to fill the growing number of jobs in the aviation industry.

Assisting with the expanded job fair...

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