Aviation for Women

MAY-JUN 2018

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10 AviationforWomen M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 W A I C H A P T E R S CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER The Central Florida Chapter honored 104-year-old local pilot Helen Merz Kuhn , a former school- teacher who started flying after her retirement in the mid-1970s. Chapter members organized a pot- luck tea party, and Helen took time to answer questions from chapter members and told stories about "the good old days" of flying around the country with her husband and their friends. She was gifted an honorary chapter membership at the end of the event. ✈ NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER The North Texas Chapter was busy early in 2018! Members Victoria Brown and Molly MarƟn attended the ZONTA Ame- lia Earhart luncheon and shared informa- tion about WAI, Girls in Aviation Day, and careers and opportunities in aviation. Chapter members also attended a lo- cal Girl Scout's "World Thinking Day" and talked to 50 girls about female pioneers in aviation, their careers, and different ca- reers in aviation. Dr. Janette McMur - trie (American Airlines), Kerri Phillips (FA A–Fort Worth Center), Caitlin Dill- man (American Airlines), and Chrissi Culver (FAA–Fort Worth Center) discussed their careers and the pathway that led them to flying and careers in avia- tion. They all encouraged the girls to do anything they set their minds to. T he ch a pter got together for a fun paint night at Pinot 's Pa l- ette in Addison. About 20 members painted a fun sunset landscape with an airplane taking off. Members enjoyed a relaxed evening with wine, paint, and WAI friends. The chapter also announced their three conference registration scholarship winners. ✈ CHICAGO'S LEADING EDGE CHAPTER In February, Chicago's Lead- ing Edge Chapter held its 6th annual trivia night fundraiser, which raises funds for chapter scholarships. The evening in- cluded a silent auction, chal- lenging trivia, and delicious food. With nearly 100 people in attendance, all had fun! The night was a huge success, with the chapter raising over $4,600 for its 2018 scholarships. ✈ STARS OF THE NORTH/ NORTHERN LIGHTS CHAPTERS Several members of the Stars of the North and Minnesota State University, Mankato's Northern Lights Chapters partici- pated in an aviation day with 150 Girl Scouts in Elk River, Min- nesota. It was a fun day filled with activities including building a styrofoam airplane, learning about the four forces of flight, airline pilot careers, aircraft flight controls, and sectional charts. The Girl Scouts really enjoyed learning about aviation, and each participant received a WAI Aviation Fun Patch. ✈ CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER NORTH TEX AS CHAPTER MINNESOTA CHAPTERS CHICAGO'S LEADING EDGE CHAPTER

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