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Women in Aviation Conference 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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34 The 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference M A R C H 2 2 - 2 4 , 2 0 1 8 Friday Education Sessions • March 23 Sponsored by Jeppesen 4:15-5:15 p.m. WASP Panel Convention C4 Kate Landdeck Hear several members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) share their stories in their own words in a unique panel presentaƟon. Best Tools for the Job: 'Tools in the Toolbox' Convention C1 Moderator: LyneƩe Ashland Presented by AWAM Panel Members Whether a new mechanic or a seasoned profes- sional, what are some of the tools you may want to add to your toolbox or resume to take your career to the next level? Talk with a panel of AWAM members from various aspects of the maintenance field to hear about the tools they have used. Airline Pilot Families—Making It All Work Convention C2 F.O. Kandy BernskoeƩer, Capt. Brandi Cockrell, F.O. Faye MaƩhews, F.O. Kaori Paris Finding a healthy balance between work, home, and family is especially challenging in the airline profes- sion. This panel of pilots, who also juggle the job of being a mom, will share their strategies for making it all work in a hecƟc career. Being a Leader You'd Want to Follow: 10 Leadership Lessons in FBO Management Convention C3 Jessi Rowden Fixed base operaƟon (FBO) management offers a challenging and exciƟng career field for those inter- ested in aviaƟon. It is a fast-paced, dynamic, and ever- changing environment for individuals looking for a rewarding career within the general aviaƟon sector. Look, No Hands! Understanding Unmanned Convention D1 Beƫna Mrusek, Ph.D., Kristy Kiernan, Ph.D. The rapid expansion of unmanned systems in aviaƟon can be bewildering, but once you know a bit about the industry, you can see that it's not just unmanned, it's unlimited. This educaƟon session is designed to provide an industry overview for the novice, helping people from all parts of the aviaƟon business find a place in the world of unmanned. Topics covered in- clude an overview of mission types, introducƟon to common plaƞorms, descripƟon of possible careers, explanaƟon of cerƟficaƟons, and discussion of educa- Ɵonal opportuniƟes in the unmanned world. Legal Issues Everyone in AviaƟon Should Know Convention D2 Kathleen Yodice Learn about raising awareness on legal topics impact- ing aviaƟon acƟviƟes, including the FAA's Compliance Philosophy, FAA enforcement policies, BasicMed, TSA requirements, voluntary safety programs, insurance, lease agreements, and employment contracts. 787-10: ConnecƟng the World, Inspiring a GeneraƟon Convention D3 Brandi Cobbs, Katharine Langland, Donna Waln The 787-10 is a new, innovaƟve commercial airliner that connects the world in ways other airliners can- not. Learn facts and discuss the challenges faced by Boeing teammates while building the 787-10. AviaƟon Weather Center Product Update and Q&A Convention D4 Amanda MarƟn The AviaƟon Weather Center (AWC) issues warnings, advisories, and forecasts to ensure aviaƟon safety across the globe. As technology advances, the AWC evolves its products and services to fill the needs of pilots and dispatchers. AircraŌ Dispatcher—The Best AviaƟon Job You Have Never Heard Of! Convention D5 Sharon McGee This presentaƟon will discuss what an aircraŌ dis- patcher is and is not. It covers job responsibiliƟes, the process to become a FAA cerƟfied aircraŌ dispatcher, and future job possibiliƟes. The Other Side of the Counter— FBO OperaƟons Convention D6 Lara Gaerte What do you need to start and run an FBO? From respond- ing to an RFP to the daily customer expectaƟons, learn what it takes to be a successful fixed base operaƟon. MARCH 22-24 2018 Reno WAI 2018 Friday, March 23 1:45-2:45 p.m. Women in Combat C4 Prepping for ARC C1 Personal Wingman C2 Dialects of AviaƟon C3 Working Remotely D1 Drug & Alcohol TesƟng D2 Thriving With Millennials D3 Thunderstorm Hazards D4 Spaceports D5 DissecƟng the Big Jets D6 Yoga in the Cockpit D7 Friday, March 23 3-4 p.m. Airline Pilot Panel C4 Military to Civilian C1 Ask ATC? C2 Six WAFS C3 Digital TransformaƟon D1 Onboard ConnecƟvity D2 ADS-B Mandate D3 Reno Air Races D4 Training Management D5 Plane to PublicaƟon D6 Emergency! D7 Friday, March 23 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. WASP Panel C4 Tools in the Toolbox C1 Airline Pilot Families C2 FBO Management C3 Understanding Unmanned D1 Legal Issues D2 Boeing 787-10 D3 AviaƟon Weather Center D4 AircraŌ Dispatcher D5 FBO OperaƟons D6 Friday Drone Track Working Remotely: What You Need to Know About Drones 1:45-2:45 p.m. • Convention D1 Look, No Hands! Understanding Unmanned 4:15-5:15 p.m. • Convention D1 Tap Into The Drone Market 7:00-8:30 p.m. • Convention C4 (Open to conference aƩendees and general public)

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