Aviation for Women

SEP-OCT 2018

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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10 AviationforWomen S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 W A I C H A P T E R S SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHAPTER The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter partici- pated in the Reid Hillview Airport Day. Young girls from the area met Graciela Tiscareno Sato , a militar y veteran from the U.S. Air Force, an award-winning author of bilingual children's books including Good Night Capi- tan Mama, an honoree of the National Busi- ness Women Week Award, and a mentor for STEM education. ✈ ALAMO CITY CHAPTER On May 11, the chapter awarded its first two Alamo City Scholarships to Gabriella Borrego and Lauryn Spinetta . Later in May, the chapter hosted the first scholarship fund- raiser, a 5K Fun Run. With over 200 in attendance, all pro- ceeds will be used for our 2019 scholarship fund. Plans for the second 2019 Scholarship 5K Fun Run are underway ✈ Gabriella Borrego, Lauryn SpineƩa WINGED WARRIORS CHAPTER Waterloo International Airport, in Ontar- io, Canada, opened its gates to hundreds of exhibitors, students, and vendors for the Canadian Business Aviation Association's conference in mid-June. Several members of the Winged Warriors Chapter were fortu- nate to see, sit in, and ask questions about multimillion-dollar aircraft on static dis- play. Some of the members gained valuable connections from networking events, edu- cational seminars, and volunteering their time to help the event run smoothly. The showstopper, however, was one of two flying Lancaster Bombers arriving at the convention and offering tours throughout the final day of the convention. The Winged Warriors Chapter also took part in the Girls CAN Fly event held by the Waterloo Wel- lington Flight Centre (WWFC). The WWFC offered free discovery flights to girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 18, flown entirely by female pilots. On the ground, the Winged Warriors Chapter members kept the younger girls entertained by offering crafts and their very own pink plane, handmade by chapter president Jodie Scarrow . ✈ Natalie Smith, lef, and Jodie Scarrow Congrats to the WAI Bluegrass Chapter! The WAI Bluegrass Chapter of Louisville, Kentucky, was voted the winner of the chapter logo compeƟƟon during the 2018 Annual InternaƟonal Women in AviaƟon Conference in Reno, Nevada. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHAPTER WINGED WARRIORS CHAPTER AL AMO CIT Y CHAPTER

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