Women in Aviation, International held its first Conference in Prescott, Arizona, in 1990. Across the country in Massachusetts that same year, Bose was launching the first in its line of aviation headsets. Now, a quarter of a century later, both WAI and Bose are celebrating their 25th anniversary years.
To mark the occasion, Bose has donated an A20 headset, introduced in July 2010, with a retail value of $1,095. The A20 will be presented after a random drawing of WAI members who have either joined or renewed at the Conference as one of the awards given as part of the kickoff of our 2014 WAI membership campaign. To see if you've won, be at the Bose booth in the exhibit hall at 4 p.m. Friday. (You do not have to be present to win.)
Bose is donating another headset to be awarded at the end of the campaign next March in Dallas, Texas. Known for its significant noise reduction and proprietary ear cushions, the A20 has set the bar for aviation headsets.
"When Bose launched its first aviation headset, it took the aviation community by storm. Everyone knew and respected the Bose name, and as I recall, there was much discussion about a $1,000 headset," says WAI President and Founder Peggy Chabrian. "Our first conference didn't create much of a stir, but we have both grown due to enthusiastic customers and enthusiastic members and now we each celebrate 25 years of progress. We appreciate the generous gift being provided by Bose as we launch our new membership campaign."