Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 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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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 9 BLUEGRASS CHAPTER March was a very busy month for the Bluegrass Chapter. The chapter was excited to announce the award of a grant from UPS for $21,000. UPS held a media day to present the chapter with the big check, and the story appeared on all local news stations. Part of the grant was already used to send three chapter members to the Reno conference with all expenses paid. Lesley Haberman , Tara Ryan , and Jennifer Nelson won scholarships at the conference and were all first-time attendees. All the schol- arship winners and other chapter members loved the WAI2018 conference experience. The rest of the money will be used to help fund the Lee Bottom Flying Field Sinful Sunday ice cream social on June 10 and the chapter's Girls in Aviation Day event on September 22. The chapter also announced the winners of two additional scholarships from the grant money. Ileana Pineda is currently using it to obtain her instrument rating, and Mercedes Hartman is using it to ob- tain her multiengine rating. The chapter will also be giving out one more "learn to fly" scholarship live at the 2018 GIAD event. The chapter is very thankful for their relationship with UPS and for the grant. Additionally, UPS hosted the chapter at a UPS airlines day where chapter members received tours of the facility and goodie bags, plus an opportunity to fly the Airbus 300 simulator. The chapter also had an ATC tower tour thanks to a retired ATC controller from the Bluegrass Chapter. The Bluegrass Chapter also volunteered at the Ninety-Nines' Girl Scout Aviation Day event earlier in the month. Chapter members represented many different career fields in aviation and educated the girls on their area of expertise. Most recently, the chapter held a volunteer day where members came out to lend a hand to Mom's Closet Resource Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping single moms receive more education, better jobs, and the stability to take care of themselves and their children. ✈ BLUEGRASS CHAPTER WOMEN WITH WINGS CHAPTER ST. LOUIS WOMEN WITH WINGS CHAPTER Former WAI member Sue Mathias was honored at a 93rd birthday party. Sue was the first woman to be a cer- tificated helicopter pilot in Missouri, and was a com- mercial pilot handling traffic watch for the local Channel 2 TV station. Sue requested her flight to be with a CFI so that she could log it. ✈ GREAT L AKES CHAPTER GREAT LAKES CHAPTER The Great Lakes Chapter had a wonderful Ɵme meeƟng Jane Doyle , a former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jane spoke to us about her Ɵme as a WASP and was very in- spiring. Her best advice for women is, "If you want to fly—just go for it! Keep aŌer your goals, and they will happen." Jane recently aƩended the 75th Anniversary of the WASP Homecoming in Sweetwater, Texas. ✈

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