WAI Connect Dayton

WAI goes back to its roots in 2017! Come to Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation, and home of WAI headquarters!

September 29 & 30, 2017. Events take place at Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409

Events Sponsored by:
Hartzell Propeller 
PSA Airlines
Sinclair Community College

 

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Book your room for 2017 WAI Connect

Group Room rate: $129.00/night,  booked by August 28, 2017, subject to availability
Marriott University of Dayton
1414 South Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45409
937-223-1000

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Birthplace of Aviation Tour Sponsored by Hartzell Propeller

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park sites
     •    Hawthorn Hill (family mansion designed by the Wright Brothers)
     •    Carillon Historical Park 
     •    Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and the Wright Cycle Company
     •    Huffman Prairie Flying Field (location of Wright Brothers’ test flights) 
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Tour will depart from the Marriott University of Dayton at 8:00 a.m.

 

Connect Reception & Book Signing 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by PSA Airlines

(additional authors to be added)

The Dayton Flight Factory; Aircraft: Air Show Pilots and Airplanes 
Author Tim Gaffney 

The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World 
Author Nancy Roe Pimm 

Finding Dorothy Scott:  Letters of a WASP Pilot
WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds
Author Sarah Rickman 

 

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00-9:15 a.m. 
Welcome

9:15-9:40 a.m. 
Dawne Dewey 
Head of Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University 

9:45-10:10 a.m. 
General Ellen Pawlikowski (invited) 
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, WPAFB, Ohio

10:15-10:30 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:30-10:55 a.m.
Margaret Soda
Vice President of Human Resources, PSA Airlines

11:00-11:25 a.m.
Sharon Rossmark
Women and Drones

11:30-11:55 a.m.
Peggy Chabrian 
Women in Aviation – Yesterday & Today

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Co-Sponsored by Sinclair Community College
Patty Wagner, Air Show Performer, Wing Walking

1:40-2:15 p.m. 
Girls Robotics Teams
Demonstrations by local schools

2:15-2:30 p.m. 
Wrap-Up and Door Prizes 

 

Check back as information is added in the coming months.

 

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