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...
A veteran of three space shuttle flights, Dr. Rhea Seddon will speak to the energetic young audience during Girls in Aviation Day Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on March 12.
Rhea was one of the first six women to enter the astronaut program. After leaving NASA in 1997, she became the assistant chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville where she led an innovative program to improve patient safety, quality of care, and team effectiveness by the use of an aviation-based model of CRM.
Former astronaut and fighter pilot Robert “Hoot” Gibson will speak at this year’s inaugural student luncheon on Friday, March 11, during the International Women in Aviation Conference.
Hoot flew five missions aboard space shuttles Challenger, Columbia, Atlantis, and Endeavour. He was a pilot for Southwest Airlines for 10 years, and has competed in the Reno National Championship Air Races since 1998 in the unlimited and jet classes, most recently winning the Unlimited Gold Race in Strega in September 2015
WAI member and 2010 WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee Suzanna Darcy-Henneman will speak during the WAI Regional Conference at the Boeing Museum of Flight on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
The regional conference will be held September 16-17, 2016, and includes a Friday evening reception at the Seattle Airport Marriott, admission to the Seattle Museum of Flight, and local aviation tours.
Suzanna, WAI 42914, was lead test pilot for the Boeing 777 program and was pilot of a record breaking flight from Hong Kong to London over the Pacific Ocean, America, and the Atlantic in...
Navigate the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference like a pro with the WAI 2016 mobile app, powered by core-apps.com.
The new mobile app will help you stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and event information. You’ll receive important real-time communications from WAI on site, and can build a personal schedule and bookmark exhibitors to customize your conference experience. Built-in maps of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center will help you navigate to education sessions and your favorite exhibitors.
Registration is open for the 40th 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 2016 race, which begins Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Prescott, Arizona, and ends Friday, June 24, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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 racing...
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NextGen Aero Inc., organizers of the MODAERO #NextGen Aviation Festival, have established a strategic partnership with the organizers of the F3Expo to produce The Drone Experience at MODAERO. The Drone Experience will be an integral part of the MODAERO festival and will include a drone/UAS exhibitor expo, educational presentations, drone demonstration cage, and indoor drone racing. Although details of the event are being finalized, The Drone Experience will be built upon the successes of the F3Expo, as well as offer new content and exhibitions. It will also mark the first-ever drone-themed...
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane have announced the fourth Aviation Design Challenge. Registration for the competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education among U.S. high school students is open to the first 100 schools that enter.
In three years, the STEM curriculum upon which the competition is based has reached more than 150 high schools in 38 states and Washington, D.C. Past winners have included Canby High School in Canby, Minnesota; Saline High School in Saline, Michigan; Sunrise Mountain High School in...
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) awarded more than $50,000 in training scholarships during its annual scholarship luncheon on November 18 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Scholarship recipients announced at the luncheon include:
Audeen Bashita and Stephanie Morriss - each received a $5,000 Gulfstream scholarship to further their education, professional development or career advancement in corporate maintenance aviation technology. Ciara Peterson , WAI 41229 - a $22,000 CAE SimuFlite scholarship to attend...
LeTourneau University (LETU) has signed agreements with Collin College and McKinney Independent School District (MISD) that will expand the aviation education opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
"The whole objective of engaging in this partnership is to ensure that students can earn their college degree with half the financial investment in half the time, yet still receive a world-class education as a professional aviator," said Dr. Philip Coyle, LETU provost and executive vice president.
The Articulation Agreement allows MISD students access dual-credit...
The Restorers - Season 1 is an exciting new series about warbird and vintage aircraft restorers and the planes they resurrect from the graves of history. The documentary series is now available as a box set on DVD and BluRay.
Each one-hour episode is themed, containing several stories in each episode. This first season's episodes include: Living History , Aircraft Recovery , The Aviatrix , Aviation Destinations , and They Were All Volunteers .
For more information on the series visit www.TheRestorers.com . The box set is...
Lockheed Martin has given $90,000 to support the Tuskegee University Freshman Accelerated Start up and Training for Retention in Engineering Curricula program. Known as FASTREC, this eight-week program is offered to high school graduates interested in engineering careers.
Each summer, FASTREC students pursue an intensive course of study in mathematics, science, engineering, graphics, and freshman orientation. The program provides students with an early opportunity to begin their engineering career and earn up to seven credits toward a bachelor of science degree in engineering. The...
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