The Abingdon Co. has released the newest version of its popular Elise travel watch, Elise in Rosy. Available in eight different looks, the watch features three time zones on one circular face.

In an effort to promote the watch's debut and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Abingdon Co. will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales during the month of October to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The watch is available through The Abingdon Co. website, www.TheAbingdonCo.com , for $499.

The Royal Aeronautical Society's Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee (WAAC) will host its 2015 conference on October 30 in London. The event will focus on the topic of sustainability and explore green technology and examine how the lack of resources may affect its development. The need to encourage women in to the aerospace industry (and keep them) will also be discussed, as well as seeing the launch of the Alta Mentoring Scheme.

For more information and to register visit www.aerosociety.com/sustainabilitysolutions .

FlyCorporate, a digital publication focusing on business aviation, recently featured an interview with WAI President and Founder Dr. Peggy Chabrian, highlighting the strides women have made in the aviation industry and how WAI helps women connect. Read the story here: http://www.fly-corporate.com/girl-power-aviation-style/

Looking for a fun winter getaway? Women in Aviation International has partnered with Airways Magazine and CruiseGourmet.com for the Airways Cruise 2016 , sailing from the beautiful Port of Miami January 9-16, 2016.

Join other aviation-minded travelers for a seven-day cruise on the Celebrity Reflection to the warm waters of the Caribbean with stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten (where we'll spend the day sunbathing and plane spotting at the world-famous Maho Beach!). While at sea, hear from invited speakers including Airways columnists Capt. Alan Carter and Capt. Eric...

RedBull and ServusTV in Austria will air the award-winning documentary SKYDANCERS in 35 countries across Europe on Sept. 6 at 4:15 p.m. (GMT).

The documentary by Frederic Lean features female aerobatic pilots (including several WAI members) and explores the developing world of women in aerobatics. It portrays some of the world's best female pilots during the 17th FAI World Aerobatic Championship in Texas in 2013.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/skydancersmovie .

Founding Managing Director of London-based ConnectJets Gabriella Somerville will be presented the Honorary Global Exemplary Award for Entrepreneurship 2015 by the EU-WIIN (European Union-Women Inventors & Innovators Network). The award celebrates the achievements of women working in traditionally male dominated fields and recognizes Gabriella's inspirational and exemplary achievement within the aviation industry. The EU-WIIN Interantional Conference & Awards Ceremony takes place at The British Library in London on October 14, 2015.

Gabriella launched ConnectJets, initially...

A new documentary film, "Beyond the Powder," will premiere on Western Reserve Public Media over the Labor Day weekend in northeast Ohio.

" Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race " is a one-hour film documenting the 1929 Women's Air Derby and the women who continue to fly the cross-country race today as the Air Race Classic . The film highlights the societal and aviation challenges women faced in 1929, exploring the rich history of the race, while comparing the competition as it is flown today. Filming wrapped in 2014, following that year's Air...

Excitement is building for WAI's first international Girls in Aviation Day on September 26, 2015. Nearly half of all WAI chapters will be hosting events around the world that day, providing girls in their local communities with a meaningful introduction to all the aviation industry has to offer.

As of this writing, ten states have proclaimed September 26 Girls in Aviation Day, including Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Proclamations from California, Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin are also...

SkyChick Adventures - led by Ramona Cox (Skychick), WAI 37571 - is set to release a new air camping DVD at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

For 15 years, Ramona has been flying to remote strips all over the Great West. Her expertise was perfected through spending months at a time, flying her Cessna TU-206 to scenic and remote locations, from the lush Pacific Northwest to the rugged Idaho mountains, to the peaceful deserts of Utah.

Ramona's adventures include documenting the wildlife, fishing and/or hunting small game with a traditional bow, and packing guns for protection just...

The wide spectrum of forums, events, and resources coming to the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 now has an additional benefit as the center's "Tech Talks" will make participating pilots eligible for FAA WINGS credits. Those credits are part of the FAA's ongoing program that helps pilots gain expertise and proficiency in various areas of aircraft and flight operations. The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center will be open throughout EAA's annual fly-in convention held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Visit http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-...

Next week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 , attendees can meet the women who are building tomorrow's space exploration programs. Seven NASA rocket scientists will participate in a forum on Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in Forum Pavilion 9. The innovators will address their careers, current NASA mission plans, and answer audience questions.

Participants include:

Sandra Magnus - astronaut on Atlantis, Endeavour, and the International Space Station Susan Baggerman - NASA's health and medical technical authority for Orion Janica Cheney - director of safety and mission assurance at...

Looking for a fun evening activity during AirVenture? Check out the annual Seaplane Pilots Association Corn Roast! The event will feature a live band and raffles, including a special raffle for a AI inflatable boat (tender) and Honda outboard motor package that weighs less than 85 lbs. Raffle tickets for the boat can be purchased until 9:30 p.m. at the corn roast.

Advance tickets for the corn roast can be purchased through the Seaplane Pilots Association website until July 19, or by calling 863-701-7979. They will be available on-site at EAA AirVenture at the Seaplane Pilots...

Tarrant County College (TCC) is recognizing six members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) on Friday, May 22, 2015. The college has invited elected, community, and industry leaders from the Fort Worth, Texas area to be in attendance when the veterans tour a Beechcraft E183-9700, the personal plane of Jacqueline Cochrane, founder and director of the WASP program. Curt Landrum, TCC retired associate aviation professor and current adjunct instructor, has led a team of volunteers to restore the aircraft. Restoration efforts began in 2012, with as many as 12 volunteers working...
Haydu during her 2012 Pioneer Hall of Fame induction. World War II veteran Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu, WAI 42360, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Vaughn College during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The ceremony will be held in the William B. DeCota Hangar beginning at 10 a.m. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will deliver the commencement address to more than 150 graduates. Bee was among the first women to fly military airplanes for the Army Air Force. As president of the WASP organization from...

Infinite Variety Productions, a 501(c)3 NYC theatre company, has joined with The American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, to tell the story of the more than 1,000 women who served their country as Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII.

"Censored on Final Approach" by Phylis Ravel is the story of four WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), a group of roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Army Air Force during WWII to fly military aircraft and tow targe ts for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.

The...

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