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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10 AviationforWomen J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 W A I C H A P T E R S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CHAPTER AOPA CHAPTER BOTSWANA CHAPTER T h e B o t s w a n a C h a p - ter has been invited to take part in STEM Space C amp in S o u th Af r i c a by Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) in July 2018. The chapter will p a r t n e r w i t h D a r e t o Dream to select 50 girls who dream of becom- ing aviators. Attendees will spend a week at the camp interacting with girls from other par ts of southern Africa. The camp will have the fol- lowing workshops: five d a y s o f a v i a t i o n a n d space work shops, ro - botics, coding, design t h i n k i n g , c a r e e r a n d personal development workshops, an introduc- tory flight, and visits to aviaƟon and space com- panies. The week will be exciƟng and very educa- Ɵonal for the girls. ✈ AOPA CHAPTER Several members of the WAI AOPA Chapter attended the 2018 International Women in Aviation Conference that was held in Reno, Nevada. There was great energy, enthusiasm, network- ing, inspiration, and education at the conference. Chapter member Marci Veronie was elected WAI board chair. Another chapter member, Janet Davidson, received the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award. WAI continues to do a fantastic job in put- ting on a conference that gives members access to useful infor- mation to assist with moving forward in all aviation interests. The chapter also worked with Frederick High School to bring awareness of aviation careers to the classroom during the last three months. There were three different presentations that included profes- sionals from maintenance, pilots, air traffic controller, airport manager, FBO manager, and magazine writer. The presentations were then followed up with a field trip to Frederick Airport. Approximately 35 high school students and faculty toured AOPA's Learn to Fly Center, Signature Flight Support, the air traffic control tower, and the National Aviation Community Center where they were able to sit in an aircraft, fly a simulator, and see a helicopter from Whirlwind Aviation. ✈ ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CHAPTER On April 18, Alberta Rocky Mountain High Chapter celebrated its 15th anniversary. Three of the founding members were in attendance — Shirlee Matheson , Madonna Malone , and Anna Thompson . To mark the occasion, we served cake, and instead of candles there were 15 blackberries. On April 21, A l- berta Rocky Moun- tain High Chapter w e n t t o a R o l l e r Derby for a social event. Team Flower Power was gra- cious enough to let members of the chapter take a photo with them after the derby. On April 25, Alberta Rocky Mountain High Chap- ter hosted a Girl Guide Night at the SAIT Art Smith Aero Centre. The girls participated in four activities that would help them get their aeronautical badge. Activities included making paper airplanes, taking a hangar tour complete with seat time in a WWII Harvard, and making a windsock. The Girl Guides also learned about the parts of an airplane and the importance of air traffic control. Many chapter members were once Girl Guides and loved the opportunity to give back to the organization. ✈ Students from Frederick High School in front of a helicopter from Whirlwind AviaƟon.

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