NEWS RELEASE 11-11
September 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Women in Aviation, International (WAI) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have partnered for the third year to create "Women's Wing," a section of the AOPA community. AOPA Summit will be held from September 22-24, 2011, in Hartford, Connecticut.
For 2011, Women's Wing will again be in the midst of activity in Booth #1146 in the Exhibit Hall. The Women's Wing, hosted by Women in Aviation, International, will be the place where women can network, get answers and also get inspired. Daily door prizes will be awarded.
Women's Wing events include:
A Women Leaders Dine Around Dinner is planned for Friday evening, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. Hosts for the dinner include Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI President & Founder; Anna Mracek Dietrich, Terrafugia; WASP Bee Haydu; Martha King, King Schools; Jennifer Storm, AOPA; Captain Linda Wackerman, USN.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Book Signing: "Letters Home 1944-1945: Women Airforce Service Pilots", Author Bee Haydu, Women Airforce Service Pilot
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Behind-the Scenes Movie Presentation: "Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby," Heather Taylor, Executive Producer, Archetypal Images
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Book Signing: "Flight Emergency: Take the Left Seat in Eight Interactive Flight Emergency Scenarios," Author Reya Kempley
In addition, Women in Aviation, International will present the following seminars:
Thursday, September 22 - 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Women in Aviation History with Dr. Peggy Chabrian and WASP Bee Haydu
Friday, September 23 - 10:00 to 11:00 am
Inspirational Women in Aviation moderated by Dr. Peggy Chabrian. Panelists include: WASP Bee Haydu; Martha King, Anna Mracek Dietrich and Captain Linda Wackerman.
Friday, September 23 - 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Aviation Career Opportunities moderated by Dr. Peggy Chabrian
Saturday, September 24 - 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Everything You Wanted to Know about Learning to Fly, but Were Afraid to Ask with Dr. Peggy Chabrian and Betty Huck
"AOPA Women's Wing will provide a way for women to make contacts in an informal and comfortable setting," said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "Women's Wing is a lively place filled with positive energy and fun. We'll have everything from simulator flights to an area where show-goers can relax and get to know one another."
Women in Aviation will host a WAI Connect Breakfast on Friday, September 23, 2011, starting at 8:00 am at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Tickets are $20 through September 16, 2011, and $25 after that date and at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling WAI at (937) 839-4647 or online at www.wai.org. Reservations can also be made on site at the Women in Aviation Membership booth #709.
Women in Aviation returns to Dallas, Texas, for its 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference scheduled at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from March 8-10, 2012. For more information, visit www.wai.org.
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org.
Women in Aviation International