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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M E M B E R N E W S Welcome New Corporate Members Aaceses Ihmire Industries ABM AviaƟon Air BP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Greater Toronto Airports Authority Shell AviaƟon United States AviaƟon Underwriters, Inc./ USAIG T h ere i s lot s o f n e w s f ro m members of the WAI Mile High Chapter. Megan Carlson , WAI 75819, completed her solo just two days after her 16th birth d ay ; Au dr ey Fi s hb a c k , WA I 53985, a nd Kat Immel , WA I 18769, both got their dream jobs at Southwest Airlines; Zia Safko , WAI 41906, was hired by United Airlines; Larry Bass , WAI 65576, has a new job flying Learjets; Theresa Monroe , WAI 75054, completed her multien gine rating; and Esther Dii , WAI 44279, completed her commer cial rating. Lt. Col. (retired) Olga E. Cus- todio , WAI 893, executive di rector and trea surer for the Alamo City Chapter, attended this year's EAA AirVenture Osh kosh, spoke at the WAI Connect Breakfast, and hosted an eve ning program called Women Venture Celebrat ing Pilot s. The panel discussion includ ed Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris , WAI 4698; Tammie Jo Shults , WAI 16430 ; Heather Penney , WAI 42544; Taylor Peef , WAI 79444; and Capt. Jessica Hodson , WAI 47447, and her all female KC 10 crew in the U.S. Air Force. Mariah Ferber , WAI 71569, and Paige Kessler won first place in the 2018 Air Race Classic and the Fastest Cessna Award. P A S S A G E S Surrounded by family, WASP Ethel Louise Jones Shef fler , 44 W 5, took her final flight at age 97 on June 5, 2018. Ethel was a founding member of the Whirly Girls and seventh woman in the world to receive her heli copter rating. A flight instructor for many years, Ethel retired at the age of 83, with over 25,600 flight hours. Mary Ellis , one of Britain's la st sur viving A ir Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots, died in July, aged 101. She flew hun dreds of Spitfires and heav y bombers to the front line dur ing World War II. ✈ Paige Kessler, Mariah Ferber FREE DEMO: SPORTYS.COM/COURSES OUR BIGGEST UPDATE YET! 2018 LEARN TO FLY COURSE

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