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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S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 7 FALCON | CITATION | GULFSTREAM | LEARJET | HAWKER | CHALLENGER GLOBAL EXPRESS | EMBRAER | KING AIR | CONQUEST | PIAGGIO | OTHER w e s t s t a r a v i a t i o n . c o m ION ION CONNEC T MAKE THE WITH WOMEN IN AVIATION MAINTENANCE • AVIONICS • PAINT & INTERIOR ACCESSORIES • AOG & MRT • FUEL & RAMP WINDOW REPAIR • LANDING GEAR • ENGINES Ariel Henderson Aircraft Maintenance Technician II 1 year of experience with West Star "When my Dad paid for my fi rst fl ight lesson, I was immediately hooked on fl ying. After earning my private pilot license, I worked as a mechanic in training while obtaining my Associates in Aviation Technology degree and then my A&P license." Make The CONNECTion with West Star's complete capabilities and career opportunities by visiting http://www.weststaraviation.com/careers/ today. N ow in it s second dec ade, WomenVenture, a week- long social and networking event for women attend- ing EA A AirVenture Oshkosh, showcased hundreds of women at AirVenture for whom aviation is a way of life. An estimated 1,200 women and girls gathered in Boeing Plaza for the annual group photo with most participants wearing their red WomenVenture T-shirts. The backdrop for the 2018 photo was the UPS MD-11, flown by Capt. Jessica Hodson , WAI 47447, and a KC-10 instructor pi- lot for the U.S. Air Force Reserve who led an all-female crew for the aircraft's arrival in Oshkosh. Jessica also flies for UPS as a first officer. A WomenVenture Social, spon- sored by Endeavor Air, kicked off the week for a casual meetup. A r e c or d 4 2 0 gu e s t s w er e welcomed by WAI on Women- Venture Wednesday at the WAI Connect Breakfast at a new larg- er venue, the PHP tent. Spon- sored by Avemco and MzeroA. com, the morning gathering be- gan with welcome remarks by Rose Pelton , the first lady of EA A, and inspiring speeches by Dianne White , executive direc- tor of Malibu/M-Class Owners & Pilots Association, and Lt. Col. (reƟred) Olga E. Custodio , the first Latina U.S. military pilot. Following the group photo on the Boeing Plaza, the Women- Venture Power Lunch was held at the Theater in the Woods fea- turing guest speaker Heather Penney , a senior resident fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aero- space Studies. "Celebrating Powerful Pilots" was the theme for the Wednes- day evening panel discussion led by Olga Custodio and included Tammi Jo Schults , Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris , Heather Penney , Capt. Jessica Hodson , and 11-year-old Taylor Peef , who spent a day at UPS as part of its Wishes Delivered aviation program. ✈ R E M I N D E R 2019 scholarship applicaƟons are due November 12, 2018. WAI members can apply for up to three scholarships, plus an internship. Visit www.WAI.org/scholarships for the complete list of more than a hundred unique scholarships totaling over $600,000. Most applicaƟons can be applied for online, unless otherwise noted. See Pages 16-17 for details about three new scholarships plus an engine donaƟon, added since the original list in the July/August issue. Dianne White Olga Custodio

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