March 2-4, 2017 marks 28 th annual Women in Aviation International Conference
With a little more than a week to go before the start of Women in Aviation International’s 28th Annual Conference, all systems are go for an exciting and action-filled event. This year’s conference is scheduled for March 2-4, 2017, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
“Every conference, we like to highlight our various activities ranging from our keynote speakers to our special luncheon and banquet events, in addition to dozens of education sessions,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “This year we’ve organized our education sessions by relevant subject tracks to make it easier for our attendees of varying interests to plan their time and get the most information they can during the WAI Conference.”
Thousands of women pilots have landed in Orlando, and they want to share their love of aviation with you, according to Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president of Women in Aviation International. At the 28 th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference scheduled for March 2-4, 2017 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, two special events are open to the general public.
Speaker Roster for WAI 2017 as Diverse as WAI Membership
Top-level executives and aviation industry veterans join champions and pioneers as each connects, engages, and inspires attendees at the 28th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 2-4, 2017, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Registration is open for the 41st Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 female pilots from around the world are expected to compete in the 2017 race, which begins Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Frederick, Maryland, and ends Friday, June 23, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest marked the beginning of women's air...
Beat the crowds, and save fuel. Enjoy WAI's NON-air show by contributing to your association's annual fundraising drive. It's all pretend, of course, but share a fantasy with WAI! Find out details here: www.wai.org/nonairshow...
A year-round benefit, WAI members can now order business cards through a custom print portal on Vistaprint.com. Members can access the site here: WAI.biz.vistaprint.com and choose from 8 business card templates and receive a 50 percent discount, plus free shipping. Minimum order of 100 business cards is only $7.99! Get prepared for the New Year and 2017 conference networking by ordering your new and professional business cards today!
Women in Aviation International’s next Girls in Aviation Day is officially set for Saturday, September 23, 2017. With two years of successful experience in managing this international outreach, the third International Girls in Aviation Day is set to be enhanced and expanded to include more WAI chapters and corporate members.
On September 24, 2016, 71 Girls in Aviation Day events were held by 68 WAI chapters and corporate sponsors (15 of them held by collegiate sponsors), across the world with 17 events held by international chapters in Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Zambia.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award: Dr. Peggy Chabrian, Randall Greene, Preston Henne, and Clay Lacy. The Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award was established in 1954 by the Board of Directors of the NAA. The award honors “… outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over an extended period of years, have made contributions of significant value to aeronautics and have reflected credit upon America and themselves.”
Kelly Murphy, WAI 2397, has joined the WAI staff as Director of Communications and Editor-in-Chief of Aviation for Women magazine. Kelly has spent decades in the aviation industry from learning to fly at age 16; writing and editing a number of various aviation publications; to running an international woman-owned aviation public relations and marketing services company called Emerald Media. Her work has supported clients around the globe in all sectors of the industry including general aviation, business aviation, commercial airlines and manufacturers, as well as a number of...
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...
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...
WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.
We’re stronger in numbers! WAI is strong because of the dedication and volunteerism of our members. Whether you share your passion for aviation locally through chapter activities, lend a hand at WAI events across the country, or sponsor scholarships and outreach efforts, you help inspire others to reach for their dreams.