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 www.WAI.org or email presenters@wai.org .

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—...

Arab News reports that 35-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi is the first woman to be issued a pilot certificate from the General Authority of Civil Aviation, granting her authority to fly in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Hindi flies for Kingdom Holdings Company and already held a commercial pilots license and instrument rating, but was not allowed to fly in her own country because she did not hold a Saudi license.

For more information visit www.ArabNews.com/news/558946 .

If you're headed to Quad-A's 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tennesee, May 4-6, be sure to stop by booth 3402 to meet WAI staff and find out what's new with your organization! Then head out and take advantage of all of the fantastic opportunities the event provides.

The Army Aviation Association of America's annual convention will be at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel this year, and will feature several great speakers, the annual awards presentations, a hall of fame inductions banquet, and a soldier appreciation dinner concert featuring Trisha Yearwood....

Women Soar You Soar 2014 * July 28-31

EAA's Women Soar You Soar is the ideal place for high school girls to find out more about the opportunities available to them in the aviation industry. The unique program introduces 100 girls to 35 women (mentors)—from engineers to fighter pilots—working in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields. It's an event filled with career exploration, discovery, inspiration, and fun. The Women Soar You Soar program strives to engage, inspire, and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation and beyond.Activities...

A fundraising effort is underway to save a portion of the Willow Run bomber plant near Yipsilanti, Michigan. The Michigan Aerospace Foundation says they have until May 1, 2014, to raise the necessary funds to purchase a portion of the property and save a section of the historic plant to house the Yankee Air Museum.

Organizers say every $50 raised saves 1 square foot of the plant. At the peak of production during World War II, the Willow Run plant produced B-24 Liberators at a rate of 1 per hour, employing more than 40,000 workers—including the iconic women assembly line workers...

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