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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14 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 COURTESY JOHN CHALMERS BLUEGRASS CHAPTER GREATER L A CHAPTER (Left to Right) Anne Gafiuk, Carol Quinn, Gabriela Krause, Laura McAtamney, Brenda Blair, Paola Paquin, Shirlee Matheson, Judy Soroka ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CHAPTER The 45th Annual Induction Dinner for the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) was held at the Sunwest Aviation hangar on June 7. The Alberta Rocky Mountain High Chapter was in- vited to participate in the reception committee to welcome over 400 guests to this prestigious event. Calgary is known for its hospitality, and the chapter did its part to greet aviation indus- try leaders and members from all over Canada. ✈ BLUEGRASS CHAPTER While planning a huge Girls in Aviation day event on Septem- ber 22, the Bluegrass Chapter has been having fun painting at Pinot's Palette. Thank you to the Houston Chapter for the idea! Everyone did a great job painting their planes, and of course forming new friendships or just reconnecting with old friends. The chapter also had our annual fundraiser at the Lee Bottom Sinful Sunday ice cream social, where the turnout was good, de- spite challenging weather. The chapter raised money for the lo- cal Bluegrass Ninety-Nines Chapter, Lee Bottom Flying Field, and the WAI Bluegrass Chapter for a Learn to Fly scholarship that will be awarded during this year's Girls in Aviation Day chapter event. ✈ GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA CHAPTER The Greater Los Angeles Chapter had a social event at the Proud Bird aviaƟon-themed bazaar near LAX, hosƟng a group of potenƟal new members. WAI's Girls in AviaƟon Day was recognized as an "industry best prac- Ɵce" in a study enƟ- tled AviaƟon Outreach Model and Gap Analy- sis: Examining SoluƟons to Address Workforce Shortages, conducted by Dr. Rebecca LuƩe , Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Omaha AviaƟon InsƟ- tute. Rebecca stated in her study: "Women in AviaƟon Interna- Ɵonal serves as a pri- mary example of a non profit organizaƟon implemenƟng outreach that is aimed at under - represented groups." Be sure to check the list of Girls in AviaƟon Day events at hƩps://www.WAI.org/ events/girls-aviaƟon- day-2018

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