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...

Planning to fly to Oshkosh this summer for EAA's 63rd annual fly-in convention? The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) featuring arrival and departure procedures for the event (July 20-26, 2015).

The NOTAM goes into effect at 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 17, until noon CDT on July 27. Pilots flying to Wittman Regional Airport or nearby airports during that time should review the procedures. Some changes to the 2015 NOTAM include:

MOA active in central Wisconsin TFRs near Milwaukee, July 25-26 Fisk VFR arrival description Communication frequency...

Whirly-Girls International has announced the winners of their 2015 Whirly-Girls Scholarships. Colleen Chen , Vice President of Scholarships, made the announcement March 1 at the Whirly-Girls International annual banquet during the HELI-EXPO convention in Orlando, Florida. The banquet also celebrated the 60th anniversary of Whirly-Girls, an organization founded by Jean Ross Howard Phelan in 1955 so female pilots could share information and camaraderie. Winners of the 14 scholarship awards for 2015 are: Katherine Garrison , WAI 40917, a 2,500-hour pilot for Air Evac Lifeteam in...

The Experimental Aircraft Association is looking for female mentors who will provide guidance, support, and advice to girls who participate in the Women Soar You Soar day camp held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

The camp is scheduled from Sunday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22. Through the camp, high school girls are introduced to women mentors who work in aviation fields - from engineers to fighter pilots. As they pursue their dreams in aviation, the girls spend time at the camp in career exploration, flight simulation, workshops, sessions with mentors, and more....

A special thank you to the generous sponsors of our 26 th anniversary Conference. Women in Aviation, International appreciates your support—we couldn’t put on this world-class event without you! DIAMOND EAGLE LEVEL American Airlines / American Airlines Federal Credit Union / American Eagle Delta Air Lines FLYING Magazine

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K elly Nelson has been editor of Aviation for Women for just over a year now. We gave Kelly five questions to answer, and here’s what we’ve learned:

How has your first year as AFW editor been?

I have really enjoyed my first year with Women in Aviation, International, getting to know the ins and outs of each issue throughout the year, meeting and working with the regular contributors and columnists, and hearing from the members. It was a year of learning for me. In September I led my first magazine retreat and enjoyed going over the member feedback we received...

At Wednesday’s Chapter Reception Rose Dorcey, WAI 12645, of the WAI Oshkosh Chapter was presented the Dorothy Hilbert Chapter Volunteer of the Year award for her contributions to her local chapter’s outreach and fundraising efforts. For the past 4 years the Oshkosh Chapter has hosted a cupcake competition and, from the start, Rose has cheerfully lead the execution of the event. She has been passionately perfecting her cupcake baking and decorating skills, driving everyone in the chapter to try and go the extra mile with their own creations and giving the event and related cupcake sales...

The Take the Lead workshop which begins at 9:30 a.m. - presenter Betty Shotton shares her motivation for this particular workshop.

How can you construct a career that will allow and challenge you to deliver your personal best? How can you achieve your potential as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of your life? What do you do when you think you have these questions answered and boom, the proverbial you-know-what hits the fan?

The answers to these questions are always within your grasp if you believe in yourself. The answers arise from being fully...

The conference theme is Connect. Engage. Inspire. Here’s how one WAI member made an important connection. Laura Laster In 2002, I was a student studying aviation at LeTourneau University. That year, I attended the WAI conference and applauded many students receiving scholarships, thinking, “Why didn’t I apply?” The next year, I dutifully applied for several scholarships and was surprised to receive the CL Scholarship donated by Christina Liegl. I did not find out I had been awarded a scholarship until after the conference that year was over! I was thrilled to receive the...

The past couple of conferences have seen greater numbers of attendees specifically interested in talking with exhibiting companies about career opportunities, and that focus has at times caused quite a bit of congestion in the exhibit hall. In an effort to serve the needs of our job seeking attendees and still provide an enjoyable conference experience for the majority of conference attendees, last year we instituted a fast pass process. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem and we still saw long lines. Back to the drawing board we went!

The fast pass registration process...

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