Aviation for Women

NOV-DEC 2017

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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8 Aviation forWomen N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 W A I C O N N E C T D A Y T O N WAI provided a unique opportuni- ty for members and friends to gath- er in Dayton, Ohio, for a two-day WAI Connect Dayton event that in- cluded a number of local aviation tou rs, a book sig n i ng recept ion, and a full-day of speakers, in ad- dition to drone flying and robotics team demonstrations. L ea r n i n g about t he h istor y of f light and the Wright b r ot he r s' family, the group toured Hawthorn Hill, Carillon Historical Park, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and the Wright Cycle Company, and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where Orville and Wilbur conducted their test flights. The afternoon tours included the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, as well as GE Aviation EPISCenter. Sharing some archive items from the Wright State University Libraries, Dawne Dewey, head of Special Col- lections and Archives, explained that the vast collection of books, photos, journals, and other items at the Day- ton, Ohio, archives covers all aspects of aviation history from kites to the space age. "It's important to preserve the millions and millions of stories," Dawne said, and encouraged every- one to "discover your story, and save your story." Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, com- mander, Air Force Materiel Com- mand, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, provided details of a long his- tory of women at Wright-Patterson and their significant contributions to by Kelly Murphy WAI Connect Dayton September 29-30, 2017 Sharon Rossmark Dawne Dewey Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski Patty Wagner Margaret Soda Kristie West Kim Players of Digital Drone Dynamics helps Jill Johnson with the controls, while Jill's niece Madeline Ann Prindle looks on. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE ULLERY

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