Aviation for Women

MAR-APR 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 A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 11 DoD PHOTO BY SKIM NIGERIA CHAPTER The 2017 Women in Aviation Nigeria Chapter annual conference took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, the Treasure Base of the nation. The three-day event had the theme "I Am Women in Aviation Nigeria, Connect, Engage, and Inspire." The event included an airport tour, Zumba fitness dance, gala night, seminars, and awards. ✈ Left to right: Embraer Aircraft Holding President Gary Spulak, Paolo Adragna, Ramon Amaro, and Nada Nessim. VAUGHN COLLEGE CHAPTER Vaughn College Chapter members Nada Nessim and Paolo Adragna were award- ed the Distinguished Scholar Award at the Annual Wings Club Awards Gala. Dr. Shelly Lesikar deZevallos , WAI 1722 and president of West Houston Airport in Texas, was recently re-elected to the Na- tional Business Aviation Associ- ation (NBAA) board of directors. Pamela Perdue , WAI 7988 and Central Florida Chapter member, was recently promoted to captain at United Airlines. Brandi Rector , WAI 69251 and St. Louis Women With Wings Chapter member, recently grad- uated from St. Louis University with her CFI. She will begin her helicopter career with the De- partment of Homeland Security. M E M B E R N E W S P A S S A G E S WASP Gloria Heath passed away on December 16, 2017, at the age of 95. A founding member of Flight Safety Foun- daƟon (FSF), Gloria was instru- mental in the earliest efforts to disseminate aviaƟon safety in- formaƟon worldwide. She was a longƟme resident of Green- wich, ConnecƟcut, and flew B-26 bombers during World War II. AŌer the war, she was an original employee of FSF, work- ing with founder Jerome Leder- er, who described her efforts as indispensable. Gloria was inducted into the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1999. ✈ Welcome New Corporate Members ABX Air Inc. Auburn University AviaƟon Center Corporate Aviators Inc. Flexjet FSSoluƟons LAT US Omni Air InternaƟonal PacMin Inc. Dr. Shelly Lesikar deZevallos Gloria Heath Pamela Perdue Brandi Rector

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