WomenVenture to return to Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The annual WomenVenture gathering, designed to encourage and inspire women in aviation and those who want to fly, will welcome hundreds of female aviators on Wednesday, July 30, during the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention.

EAA AirVenture 2014 will be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

Co-sponsored by Women in Aviation International and The Ninety-Nines, two groups that encourage women’s aviation participation, WomenVenture moves to a midweek celebration in order to welcome more females currently involved in aviation or who want to be involved in the flying community.

All women involved in the aviation community are invited to be part of the traditional group photo on AirVenture’s main showcase ramp at 11 a.m., followed by the “WomenVenture Power Lunch” at Theater in the Woods at 11:30. Pre-registration for the lunch is required.

“WomenVenture is a tremendous experience for women who are pilots, want to become pilots, or who work in aviation, particularly as it comes during The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration at Oshkosh,” said Kelly Nelson of Women in Aviation International, one of the event’s organizing groups. “It builds camaraderie and allows us to use our collective voice to inspire and motivate women of all ages to get engaged in aviation, either for fun and/or as part of their career aspirations. WomenVenture helps open doors to participation, mentorship, knowledge and support.”

As in past years, a limited-edition WomenVenture T-shirt will be available to all women who participate (while supplies last). Those T-shirts can be picked up at the EAA Welcome Center on the AirVenture grounds beginning on Monday, July 28. Women are encouraged to wear the T-shirt for the group photo on July 30.

In addition, women are invited to the Welcome Center to sign the WomenVenture logbook any day during EAA AirVenture 2014. 

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