Aviation for Women

MAR-APR 2016

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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2 7 T H A N N U A L I N T E R N A T I O N A L W O M E N I N A V I A T I O N C O N F E R E N C E Aviation forWomen 23 W E L C O M E ! Dear Conference Atendees: Welcome to the 27th annual Women in Aviaton Internatonal Conference. On behalf of the WAI board of directors and staf, we are glad you have joined us here in Nashville. Take advantage of all of the various events going on this week, from listening to industry leaders in the general sessions, to gathering useful informaton from the professional development seminars and educaton sessions, and visitng the exhibit hall ofen to meet with company representatves and organizatons. And don't forget the social side of things either. Enjoy the special functons including tours of the Beechcraf Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and the Country Music Hall of Fame here in Nashville, and of course the opening recepton, luncheon, and banquet here on site. We have four honorees being inducted into the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame this year, and many scholarships to award throughout the week. And speaking of the banquet, this is one event you defnitely do not want to miss. Our $10 Million Banquet will celebrate the incredible WAI scholarship program, and honor our WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame inductees. We have some excitng news and speakers planned that night, and an announcement you will want to be a part of. The speakers we have invited this year are some of the aviaton industry's best—including top industry government leaders, astronauts, air racers, fight instructors, fight atendants, earthrounders, and more. They are sure to inspire and motvate you with their personal stories and the challenges they've overcome to live their dreams. Also, contnuing to incorporate atendee feedback, we have modifed the Fast Pass program again this year by beginning the face-to-face meetngs with potental employers and hiring briefngs on Wednesday. The program will end at noon on Friday to allow partcipants to enjoy the other components of the conference and not have to worry about missing out on other events. One part of the program that stays the same: Priority for assignment of Fast Pass tme slots is based on the years of actve membership. We're happy to provide this important networking opportunity for WAI members during the conference and look forward to contnuing to improve the program to the beneft of all. This is a year to celebrate our heritage, our growth, and our future. I look forward to seeing all of you this week! Sincerely, Dr. Peggy Chabrian Conference App The new WAI 2016 mobile app will help you stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and event informaton. You'll receive important real-tme communicatons from WAI on site, and can build a personal schedule and bookmark exhibitors to customize your conference experience. Built-in maps of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conventon Center will help you navigate to educaton sessions and your favorite exhibitors. Download the app today by visitng the App Store or Google Play and searching for WAI Conference, or scanning the QR code here. Contents 23 Welcome 23 WAI Conference App 24 Conference Schedule 26 Seminars and Training 28 Educaton Sessions Friday, March 11 34 Educaton Sessions Saturday, March 12 40 Conference Sponsors 40 $10 Million Banquet 42 Conference Speakers 44 WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame 46 WAI Board of Directors 46 Members Sponsoring Students 46 Membership Meetng 48 WAI Staf 48 Press Room 48 Movie Night 50 Fast Pass 50 Volunteer Recogniton 50 Jazz Band 52 WAI Corporate Members 54 WAI Chapters 56 Shoot for the Moon! 56 New Members Cofee 56 Silent Aucton 58 Girls in Aviaton Day Nashville 60 Authors Table 62 Exhibit Hall 64 Opryland Map 66 Meetng Room Maps 66 Conference Coordinaton Center 66 Lost & Found 68 WAI Conference 2017

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