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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34 Aviation forWomen 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 S A T U R D A Y E D U C A T I O N S E S S I O N S Saturday sessions sponsored by American Airlines, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, and Envoy Air Inc. 1:45–2:45 p.m. RYMAN BALLROOM A Human Factors in General Aviaton Avionics Heidi Kim, Michelle Beckert Human factors eforts in aviaton expanded afer World War II. While our aircraf manufacturing skills improved, accident/incident rates did not show comparable im- provement. As pilots, we've heard quite a bit about vari- ous human factors issues in major airline accidents. Most of us have heard very litle about general aviaton acci- dents, despite human factors resultng in approximately 80 percent of all GA fatalites. Many of these accidents can be atributed to mode confusion, automaton prob- lems, or other avionics issues that relate to a lack of un- derstanding. We will explore the how and why behind the efects of general aviaton human factors avionics issues. TENNESSEE A Women Military Aviators in Combat Capt. Barbara Garwood, Moderator Peggy Carnahan Panel members include actve duty, reserve, and guard female aviators who have served in combat fying fxed- wing or helicopter combat missions. Hear their specifc ex- periences and challenges. TENNESSEE B What Every Employee Should Know About the FAA Drug and Alcohol Testng Program Kathy Yodice We will review the FAA's regulatory program to test safety-sensitve employees in the aviaton system for drugs and alcohol that could compromise the public's safety and the safety of our skies. We will highlight sever- al legal responsibilites that every employee should know and be able to understand in the present day workplace, from when and why you may have to submit to a test, to how tests are properly conducted, what is required of you, and the consequences of such testng. TENNESSEE D Lead With Enthusiasm Dr. Daniel Prather Learn the importance of being passionate and enthusias- tc about being a leader. To efectvely motvate person- nel, a leader must reveal her or his passion for the stra- tegic directon of the frm and the team. Unmotvated employees ofen see litle value in their work and report to a manager who is just as unhappy about being at the frm. This leads to lower morale, increased absences, and lessened productvity. However, by leading with enthu- siasm, employees are more likely to "catch" this enthusi- asm, see a connecton between their work and the strate- gic directon of the frm, and have higher morale. Rather than a lecture format, the session will encourage audi- ence partcipaton and allow atendees tme to interact to discuss ways in which they can lead with enthusiasm. LINCOLN A Maximizing Pension Opportunites Geof Palenik Learn about building a strong fnancial plan and the im- portance of retrement planning, as well as how to work toward various fnancial goals. This session will ofer tps for people in every stage of planning. LINCOLN E Great Britain to Australia Tracey Curts-Taylor Learn about pilot Tracey Curts-Taylor's epic 2015 fight in a Boeing Stearman honoring pioneer Amy Johnson's 1930 journey from England to Australia. Tracey few nearly 13,000 miles to arrive in Sydney in early January 2016. JACKSON B Surviving the Air Force Applicaton Process Maj. John Kerrigan, Maj. Dawn Hildebrand Two Air Natonal Guard pilots will share their experi- ences with researching, applying, and serving in an Air Force unit. There are multple paths to become an Air Force pilot through the actve duty, reserve, or guard components. Advice will be provided to work through the process, including how to fnd a mentor for help. JACKSON F Stalls, Spins, and Safety Catherine Cavagnaro Stalls are feared because pilots know that a spin could be lurking around the corner. This presentaton will cover the dynamics of and efcient recovery procedures for spin- ning aircraf as well as situatons that lead to inadvertent spins. Catherine will make the subject come alive with many videos she's personally taken. It's unfortunate that a lack of knowledge of spins can have disastrous results, and misconceptons about spins abound—we will dis- pel those myths. The audience will be encouraged to ask questons and become part of a lively conversaton. SATURDAY 1:45–2:45 p.m. RYMAN BALLROOM A Human Factors TENNESSEE A Women Military Aviators TENNESSEE B FAA Drug and Alcohol TENNESSEE D Lead With Enthusiasm LINCOLN A Maximizing Pensions LINCOLN E Great Britain to Australia JACKSON B Air Force Applicaton JACKSON F Stalls, Spins, and Safety 3:00–4:00 p.m. RYMAN BALLROOM A Therapy Dogs TENNESSEE A Women in Naval Aviaton TENNESSEE B The Lost WASP TENNESSEE D Data Hoarding LINCOLN A Wings for Val LINCOLN E FAA Enforcement Actons JACKSON B Aviaton Safety Reportng JACKSON F Interview Process 4:15–5:15 p.m. RYMAN BALLROOM A German Flying Girl TENNESSEE A Success on Your Terms TENNESSEE B Combat Drones TENNESSEE D Thunderstorm Hazards LINCOLN E Unusual Approaches JACKSON B Engine Failures and Fires JACKSON F Aerospace Engineering

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