The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has elected three new directors, each for three-year terms, including two WAI members.

Sherry Knight Rossiter , WAI 4474, of Missoula, Montana; Dr. Donna Wilt , WAI 3479, of Melbourne, Florida; and Ken Wittekiend of Burnet, Texas, were elected by popular vote open to all 900 SAFE members and will begin their duties at the Society's annual meeting on July 31, 2014.

Rossiter is currently self-employed as an aircraft broker. She has been an active part of SAFE's aviation education outreach since the...

Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space 51 years ago today, on June 16, 1963. She flew aboard Vostok 6 , making 48 orbits in 71 hours. Learn more about Tereshkova at her flight here:

Mary Feik (right), with WAI members on a tour of Fantasy of Flight during the 2010 annual conference.

Mary S. Feik, WAI 53, has been named the 2014 honoree to be inducted into the Dr. Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine located in the Museum and Visitors Center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The induction ceremony, including the unveiling and presentation of a portrait of Mary will be held on December 17, 2014, with a celebration banquet held on December 16 in Kitty Hawk.

Mary is an aviation engineer, master mechanic, pilot,...

Women in Aviation, International is now accepting nominations for inductees into its Pioneer Hall of Fame . Female candidates or organizations that have made significant contributions to the aviation industry as record setters, pioneers, or innovators are eligible. Posthumous nominations are acceptable. Special consideration will be given to individuals who have helped other women become successful in aviation or opened doors of opportunity. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, during the annual International Women in Aviation...

The 17th annual EAA AirVenture Cup Race will launch on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from Mitchell, South Dakota (KMHE), and organizers are taking racer applications through July 1. The timed 400-statute mile race ends in Wausau, Wisconsin (KAUW), before racers head to Oshkosh (KOSH) for the annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention.

On Saturday, July 26, the AirVenture Cup Race staff and participants, in cooperation with Wright Brothers Aviation, will host an open house at KMHE. "Having nearly 100 unique airplanes and pilots in Mitchell gives us the opportunity to invite the local community...

Women in Aviation, International is looking for some dynamic presenters for our 26th annual conference!

We invite you to come share your expertise with our audience including aviation and aerospace professionals, students aspiring to aviation careers, and passionate recreational aviators.

For more information on our past educational session offerings, or details on how to submit your proposed topic, visit or email .

The submission deadline is August 11, 2014.

The Northern Lights Award Foundation (NLAF) has announced the six winners of its 2014 aviation and aerospace awards. Each year, the national not-for-profit foundation honors outstanding Canadian women in aviation and aerospace who have made a significant contribution in their field and who continue to lay the groundwork for other women to enter or excel in these industries.

The 2014 NLAF winners are:

Pioneer Award

Dr. Roberta Bondar , Canada's first woman astronaut and the world's first neurologist in space

Flight Operations/Maintenance Award...

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You already know the advantage of membership in Women in Aviation, International —WAI offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships annually, mentoring by the most successful women in aviation and aerospace, and loads of opportunities for expanding your knowledge or career. Membership also offers many opportunities to give back to the aviation industry and blaze new trails for future generations, so spread the word!

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The annual WomenVenture gathering, designed to encourage an inspire women in aviation and those who want to fly, will welcome hundreds of female aviators on Wednesday, July 30, during the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention.

Sponsored by Women in Aviation, International, EAA, and The Ninety-Nines, WomenVenture is moving to mid-week this year to allow for expansion of the day's activities and welcome more participants.

All women involved in the aviation community are invited to be a part of the annual WAI Connect Breakfast, kicking the day off in EAA's Nature...

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) has announced more than $110,000 in scholarships to be awarded during the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida at an awards ceremony on October 22, 2014.

"This marks the first time in WCA's 21-year history that we've surpassed $100,000 in scholarships, and we're extremely grateful to our corporate sponsors," said WCA President Brenda Miles.

Applications are due August 1, and scholarship recipients will be notified on September 7. Applicants must be current, dues-paying WCA members. Applications must...

Thank you to those women and men who serve and have served our country — and especially remembering those today who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Marion Jayne and her daughter Patricia By Patricia Jayne Keefer, WAI 6315 It was 20 years ago on May 1 that we launched from Montreal for the first day of the 24-day round the world Air Race. I remember that on Mother’s Day we were receiving the first place award for the race leg from Istanbul, Turkey to Dubai, United Arabic Emirates. It had taken ten hours and 54 minutes over Turkey, around Iraq over Iran and the Persian Gulf above 15,000 feet without enough oxygen for both of us. As Mother’s Day approaches, Mom-memories come flooding back to me.

Mom is Marion...

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) is working with the National Flight Academy to provide four scholarships for students ages 11-17 years old. Applications are being accepted until May 31, 2014.

Scholarship recipients will participate in the six-day Ambition Program aboard a virtual aircraft carrier named Ambition . Each mission the students participate in will test mental agility, preparedness, and communication skills, while demonstrating the importance of teamwork and goal completion. Through consistent simulator experience and role play, participants...

If you'll be in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area May 16-18, be sure to check out the Military Aviation Museum's Warbirds Over the Beach event! The annual weekend air show features re-enactors and action flights of World War II-era warbirds including the Me-262, Lancaster Bomber, and the world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito. There will also be vehicle, armor, and artillery displays, plenty of food, and big band musical entertainment.

Something else to look forward to - the Military Aviation Museum will again host its Flying Proms this year. Scheduled for June 7, the event is...

Former NASA astronaut and Army Lt. Col. Charles "Sam" Gemar will be the featured speaker at WAI Air Captial City Chapter's annual fund raising dinner on May 6 at Stearman Field Bar & Grill in Benton, Kansas. Gemar was a crew member on three Space Shuttle Missions.

The Air Capital City Chapter raises funds annually to send low-income girls who participate in a local program called " Future Women in A STEM Career " to Space Camp. In 2013 the chapter sent 25 girls, this year the goal is to send 40.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $60/person or $100 for two—...

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