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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4 AviationforWomen J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 Let Words Be Your Superpower K E L L Y M U R P H Y Y our words matter in the cockpit or on the radio, in the boardroom, or on social media. It's important in all circumstances to choose your words carefully and recognize the impact they have in presenting yourself on a résumé, job interview, scholarship application, or dur- ing work negotiations. How do you learn more about the power of your words? Our longtime contributor Patricia Luebke provides 10 ways to talk like a boss in her story starting on Page 18. These tips will go a long way to adding strength and re- solve to your words! In this issue, we are officially beginning our 2019 scholarship program. Our generous donors and sponsors have created 108 unique scholarships totaling $564,660, so far, for all kinds of pursuits whether you are looking for additional type ratings, aircraft maintenance train- ing, or a start to your general aviation career, or further- ing your corporate aviation endeavors. Carefully read the instructions and requirements on how to apply for up to three scholarships starting on Page 24. Most applications can be completed online at www.WAI.org/education/scholarships and will be available starting July 1 and must be submitted by November 12, 2018. The real excitement will happen when these award recipients receive their scholarships during our 2019 International Women in Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California, March 14-16, when we celebrate our 30th annual conference. Our cover story on Page 14 features women from three different companies involving aircraft paint. Each story is unique as to how and why these female aviators fol- lowed their passion to handle design and paint on com- mercial aircraft, GA, helicopters, and even desk-size model aircraft. We also travel to Canada for an inside look at a female team working for international FBO, Irving Air, where they support the company in varying roles from jet fuel compliance, marketing, and flight service coordination. You can learn about the changes for commercial/CFI certificate checkrides in Meg Godlewski's column, the ties that bind our aviation family in Devan Norris' col- umn, and the impact of small actions in Patricia Luebke's column. In this issue, we bring you two unique stories of how women have tackled personal challenges and through unbelievable commitment and resolve have become bet- ter female aviators because of their determination. Learn about Tan Hao's journey from rural China and Uruguay to an airline cockpit on Page 40 and read about Capt. Jodi Harskamp's decision to donate a kidney to save flight at- tendant Jenny Stansel's life on Page 48. We choose our words carefully in every issue of Avia- tion for Women so that our members can learn and grow about the endless possibilities of being a WAI member. Feel free to reach out to me at kmurphy@ wai.org with your feedback. ✈ E D I T O R ' S L E T T E R MARCH 14-16 2019 Long Beach WAI 2019 I had fun at our Sun 'n Fun booth with Afton Kurek, WAI 69746 and Tampa Chapter member. Engineering Jessica Jones the Future of Aerospace University of Michigan, PhD, Aerodynamicist As a member of Aurora's Aero, Performance and Concept Team, Jessica contributes to the aeroelastic and loads analysis on many of our programs. She is always striving to see how much higher, faster and farther we can go. www.aurora.aero/wai

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