The Civil Air Patrol has announced a program designed to expand opportunities to learn to fly for its young members.

National Advanced Flight Academy will provide private pilot scholarships valued at $16,000 to five CAP cadets in 2017. The scholarships will offer the opportunity to obtain a Class III Medical and student pilot certificate, and take the FAA private pilot knowledge course.

Applications must be submitted from December 1, 2016-January 15, 2017, via the CAP scholarship module on e-Services. Scholarships will be awarded on March 30, 2017, and the flight training...

WAI members attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will have a greater opportunity to participate in WomenVenture events during the annual gathering as the programming is expanding to include events throughout the week. Wednesday, July 27, will be a day of celebration within AirVenture’s “aviation family reunion” culture. It will include the Women in Aviation breakfast at 8 a.m. and annual group photo on Boeing Plaza at 11 a.m., plus the WomenVenture Power Lunch at EAA’s Theater in the Woods.

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Early registration rates for the WAI Seattle Regional Conference September 16-17, 2016 have been extended through May 31. Register now to reserve your spot as space is limited. Join us for local aviation tours, inspiring speakers, and meaningful networking at the Seattle Museum of Flight. For more information visit .

MyGoFlight is generously providing a $200 gift certificate to everyone who received a 2016 WAI private pilot scholarship as part of its PILOT ONE 3 program.

MyGoFlight has committed a percentage of its sales to supporting organizations giving scholarships to people committed to learning how to fly and is particularly interested in helping women get started by supporting the WAI scholarship program.

PILOT ONE 3 stands for one aviation industry, one percent of revenue, to add one pilot at a time. The concept was created by 16 year old Alyssa Schneider who challenged her...

SUN ’n FUN will host its third annual career fair Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. during the upcoming SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. The event is in partnership with and will feature recruiters on site to interview for job openings with a variety of companies.

“Each year the career fair becomes more popular with aviation companies because of the quality of talent in one place,” said Robb Williams, executive director of the Aerospace Center for Excellence. “This year will be no exception.”

Job seekers are...


As part of WAI’s efforts to enhance its youth outreach efforts and create more robust programming for its Girls in Aviation Day activities the organization has introduced the Aviation Girl fun patch for Girl Scouts. The patch is available through WAI chapters to Girl Scouts participating in Girls in Aviation Day activities, with the first patches being earned in Nashville, Tennessee during the International Women in Aviation Conference.

“Since the inception of Girls in Aviation Day we have included Girl Scouts, so we created the patch to make Girls in Aviation Day part...

WAI’s Connect Lunch on Friday, April 8 at SUN ’n FUN 2016 will include a panel discussion, moderated by WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian, of aviation notables and role models. A limited number of tickets will be available on site for $20. Panelists include Pia Bergqvist, executive editor for Flying magazine; Lori Cline, a standards check airman and FAA designee for a major airline; Jessy Panzer of the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team; Melissa Pemberton of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team; and Patty Wagstaff, a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and first woman to...

Karen Gebhart, vice president of business development for the Helicopter Association International, was elected to a two-year term as the chair of the WAI board of directors at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference. She is a private pilot and industry veteran who previously worked for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

“We are committed to promoting all segments of the aviation community to our members,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “In addition to Karen’s extensive leadership talent, we look forward to her bringing greater...

The 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016.

Saturday night’s closing banquet on March 12 stood out as WAI celebrated awarding $10,000,000 in scholarships since the inception of its scholarship program in 1995. During this year’s conference alone more than $661,000 in scholarships were awarded. British aviatrix Amy Johnson; Brenda Robinson, the U.S. Navy’s first African-American female pilot; Gen...

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 27 th annual International Women in Aviation Conference – with your support, amazing things are possible! Click below for a full list of this year's conference sponsors.

To Live and Die a WASP , a new book by William M. Miller, shares the life stories of 38 female pilots from birth through their military flight training and on to their premature and tragic deaths. The women were all members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and were killed in service.

A one-time historian for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Miller is also the author of Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator. He is a former newspaper reporter and history columnist and lives in Shady Cove, Oregon.

The book is available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other...


The annual SUN ’n FUN International Fly-in & Expo will be here before we know it, and WAI will be on site all week April 5-10, with an exhibit booth in Hangar A (Booth A-056). On site or online, be sure to tune into SUN ’n FUN Radio each day at 11 a.m. eastern for Women Shine at SUN ’n FUN hosted by Dr. Peggy Chabrian. You can stream it from , or listen locally on 1510AM.

WAI members can get a discounted rate on SUN ’n FUN admission online with the code WIA453. You will be asked to show proof of membership at the gate.

And don...

American Public Television has agreed to distribute the Air Race Classic documentary Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race nationally for PBS in June 2016.

The film will be shown Friday, March 11, at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference in March. It follows participants in the 2014 Air Race Classic as they make their way across the country and shares the story of the original Powder Puff Derby in 1929.

More than 110 PBS stations are already planning to air the film. Click here for an updated list of...

MyGoFlight will generously provide a $200 gift certificate to everyone receiving a WAI private pilot scholarship. The certificates will be awarded during the conference as part of the scholarship presentations.

MyGoFlight has committed a percentage of its sales to supporting organizations giving scholarships to people committed to learning how to fly and is particularly interested in helping women get started by supporting the WAI scholarship program.

The 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference is right around the corner, March 10-12, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. If you’ll be joining us on site, be sure you make plans to attend the $10 Million Banquet Saturday night! A banquet ticket is included with your full conference registration, and additional individual tickets are available for purchase. The evening will feature special scholarship awards, including the awarding of the 10 millionth scholarship dollar since WAI began its scholarship program 20 years ago, and other surprises. The organization will also honor...

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