Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris , WAI 4698, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama to be promoted to Lieutenant General and become the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director to the Air Staff for the United States Air Force.
The General is currently serving as the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. She commands more than 15,000 citizen airmen, 105 unit-equipped aircraft and worldwide operational missions to include the specialized hurricane hunter, fire suppression and aerial spray missions.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is now accepting applications for three different flight training scholarship programs that will award more than $156,000.
The AOPA Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to AOPA members ages 16 and up working toward an initial pilot certificate. The application deadline is July 7, 2016.
The AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship program will award 20 flight training scholarships to teens ages 15-18, and AOPA membership is not required. The application deadline is September 30, 2016.
Washington D.C.-area high school students interested in learning more about a career as a pilot are invited to join FAPA.aero Wednesday, June 29, 2016, for a free pilot career seminar at the Courtyard Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia. Parents are also encouraged to attend.
This unique Focus on the Future event provides explanations on the requirements and needs for students interested in pursuing a career as a professional pilot. Presenters include active pilots, airline representatives, aviation universities, and more.
Organizers will provide advice on student loans, grants...
Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) may now be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery after President Barack Obama signed a law reinstating this right on March 20.
The WASP lost this right in 2015 when the Army reinterpreted existing law to exclude them. WASP Elaine Harmon’s family took up the fight to restore these rights for the WASP after Elaine died in 2015. Elaine had left behind a letter stating that it was her final wish to have her ashes placed in Arlington National Cemetery. Her family set up a Change.org petition that received more than 178,000...
Dr. Peggy Chabrian was part of a panel discussion moderated by Regional Airline Association (RAA) President Faye Malarkey Black with representatives from major and regional airline representatives and an aviation-oriented college during the RAA Annual Convention in May.
Panel members, including Steve Dickson, senior vice president of flight operations for Delta Air Lines; Ryan Gumm, president and CEO of Endeavor Air; Dion Flannery, president of PSA Airlines; and Dr. Sharon VeVivo, president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology; discussed attrition, flow-through...
EAA is expanding the job fair component of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to a full week in 2016. The organization's annual fly-in convention will take place July 25-31, 2016, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at AirVenture's Aviation Gateway Park, an area that features education, innovation, and technology. It will include companies ranging from airlines to avionics companies that are seeking candidates to fill the growing number of jobs in the aviation industry.
Sherry Carbary , vice president of Boeing Flight Services, will be the guest speaker at the 2016 WAI Connect Breakfast during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. In her role, Sherry leads a global operation of more than 1,200 employees responsible for pilot, technician and cabin safety training, and simulator services across 19 campuses in 11 countries and six continents.
The WAI Connect Breakfast kicks off WomenVenture Day at AirVenture on Wednesday, July 27, at 8 a.m. in the EAA Nature Center. At 11 a.m. the annual and growing WomenVenture group photo will take place on Boeing Plaza,...
Will your chapter be hosting a Girls in Aviation Day event on September 24, 2016? Be sure to let Outreach Director Molly Martin know right away so we can include your event information on WAI.org. Email email@example.com today with your Girls in Aviation Day contact person’s information, and a brief, high level description of your event, as well as a link to any website, Facebook page, or e-vite pages for your event, if you have them.
Chapters are encouraged to reach out to their local and state governments and request Girls in Aviation Day proclamations as well. Last...
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.
For more information visit www.EAA.org/WomenVenture . Visit www.wai.org/...
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 www.WAI.org/events .
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 JSfirm.com 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.”
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...
WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.
We’re stronger in numbers! WAI is strong because of the dedication and volunteerism of our members. Whether you share your passion for aviation locally through chapter activities, lend a hand at WAI events across the country, or sponsor scholarships and outreach efforts, you help inspire others to reach for their dreams.