WAI Connect Dayton

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

September 29 & 30, 2017

Book your group room rate for 2017 WAI Connect
Room rate: $129.00/night
Marriott University of Dayton
1414 South Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45409

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tentative Tour Itinerary

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

Tours will depart from the Marriott University of Dayton

Reception and Book Signing 6-9 p.m. 

(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 


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Marriott at the University of Dayton 
1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409

9-9:15 a.m. 

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

11:00-11:55 a.m.
Peggy Chabrian 
Women in Aviation – Yesterday & Today

Noon-1:30 p.m.
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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