Aviation for Women

MAY-JUN 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 Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 9 MILE HIGH CHAPTER SOUTHERN AIRWAYS CHAPTER GREAT L AKES CHAPTER MUSIC CIT Y CHAPTER From left, Music City Chapter vice president Heather Bay, winning member Kim Brooks, and chapter secretary/ treasurer Janet Piper MUSIC CITY CHAPTER The WAI Music City Chapter held a "Hangar Talk" meeting, and awarded a chapter schol- arship to Kim Brooks , spon- sored by Deborah Baugh , for $500 to be used for aviation ad- vancement, flight lessons, and toward a new rating. ✈ GREAT LAKES CHAPTER The Great Lakes Chapter had a strong start to the new year with its first annual Women's Aviation Ca- reer Symposium (WACS) in January. Some 60 women participated in the event as attendees and pan- elists. The symposium provided a platform for women to discuss and learn about careers in aviation through panels on ground support and personnel; maintenance technicians; charter, corporate pilots, and instructors; and airline pilots, flight attendants, and air traffic control. The symposium ended with a keynote speaker, Kali Hague , an aviation attorney at JetLaw from Washington, D.C., encouraging women to pursue their dreams and to try different opportunities in aviation. After the event, 40 attend- ees toured the air traffic control tower at the Lansing, Michigan, airport. ✈ (L to R) Holly Roe, David Black, Cindy Kostelecky, Sarah Brown, Cristina Field, Mary Grace Brown, Sondra Brown, Alaina Black, Sarah Thompson, Chris Thompson, and Austin Bowen. SOUTHERN AIRWAYS CHAPTER The Southern Airways Chapter recently toured Birmingham Air Traffic Control facility. The tour included the radar room, a briefing on how controllers handle radar identification, handoffs between adjacent sectors, and communicating with other controllers. The group also spent time observing the south sector controller work- ing and checking out the capabilities of the radarscope. In the tow- er, members asked questions about weather, ATIS, and flight plans plus watched takeoffs and landings from the best view in town! ✈ MILE HIGH CHAPTER The Mile High Chapter had a fantasƟc Ɵme touring InternaƟonal Jet AviaƟon at Centennial Airport and spending Ɵme in a Gulfstream 450 for their February chapter meeƟng. ✈

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