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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Salma Inuwa 12 AviationforWomen M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 S a l m a I n u w a , WA I 6 31 2 8 , earned her CFI rating/certificate after completing her instructor flight training at Aviation Train- ing Resources. Kyola Dyaji , WAI 51748, WAI Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Chapter Outreach Chair, has been ap- pointed National Women Lead- er of the National Association of A ircra ft Pilot s and Engineers (NA APE) — the umbrella organiza- tions for Aircraft Pilots and Engineers in Nige- ria. Both women work at the NCAT Zaria, an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence. O l g a C u s t o d i o , WA I 8 9 3 a n d A l a m o City Chapter treasur- er, st arred in a Mod- elo commercial, as an o ut s t a n d i n g w o m a n in aviation and the first Latina fighter-qualified pilot. View the commercial at https : //w w w. Facebook .com / ModeloUSA / videos/10156086701166358/ Tr i s h B e c k m a n , WA I 17, founding board member, and 2010 inductee of the WAI Pio- neer Hall of Fame, shared her personal story at the Western Museum of Flight March Ce- lebrity Lecture Series in March. Trish retired from the U.S. Navy after ser ving 28 years, a n d i s t h e f i r s t woman to qualif y as a crewmember in the F-15E pro- gram and the first A m e r i c a n w o m - an to qualif y a s a crewmember in the F/A-18D. D ur in g Women's Histor y Month, Radha Bruck- ner , WAI 28726 and a United A irlines first officer on the Boeing 757/ 767, shared her stor y of visiting her home in India , a nd handing out wings to over 170 students. ICON Aircraft rep- resentatives Genesah Dufy , WAI 64431 and O l i v i a L i s b o n , WA I 59371, were featured in a General Aviation News story on "Girl Power in General Aviation." The Women's Militar y Me- morial honored retired Gen. J a n e t W o l f e n b a r g e r , W A I 65965, as the first woman to become a four-star general in the Air Force. She entered the M E M B E R N E W S P A S S A G E S Florence "Shutsy" Reynolds , took her final flight on March 11 at age 95 at her Connells- ville, Pennsylvania, home. She served for the WASP assigned to the training command in Merced, California. During her retirement, Shutsy opened a jewelry store with her husband in her hometown of Connells- ville and created silver wings and wing jewelry to help share the history of the WASP, as well a s a irbr u shed ba nners, t he WASP W WII flag, medallions and commemorative pins, and the WASP scarf, which is still worn by members. Shutsy Reynolds JOHN SLEMP / AEROGAPHICS.COM Kyola Dyaji was a hard-working volunteer at WAI2018 Genesah Dufy (leŌ) and Olivia Lisbon Schapperts celebrate Radha Bruckner

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