Air Zoo to host Women in Aerospace Day

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., is hosting Women in Aerospace Day on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Women in Aviation Conference sets records

With its largest attendance in a decade, the 23rd annual Women in Aviation Conference, held in Dallas, from March 8-10, featured dozens of companies and organizations that were actively recruiting new employees.

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Women in Aviation unveils lineup of conference speakers

The 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, slated March 8-10, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, will feature a variety of speakers, including Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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Museum to celebrate Women’s History Month

In 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license. On Saturday, March 10, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate her achievements at the museum’s seventh annual free family day. The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Helicopter panel slated for Women in Aviation conference

A new feature at this year’s International Women in Aviation Conference is an all-female panel of helicopter experts, moderated by Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro.

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Sporty’s releases free app for Women in Aviation conference

Sporty’s now offers a fourth app in its series of apps for aviation conventions and airshows. Having produced apps for Sun ‘n Fun, EAA AirVenture and AOPA Expo, Sporty’s has now developed an app for the 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas, from March 8-10.

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Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day receives grant

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, 200 girls, ages 10 to 17, will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about career opportunities in aviation at the Women in Aviation International annual conference in March.

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Pioneer Hall of Fame inductees named

Air racers, a WASP, the first woman aeronautical engineer, and one of the first women airplane mechanics for the United States Navy will soon be inducted into Women in Aviation, International’s Pioneer Hall of Fame.

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New WAI scholarships available

Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.

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Call for nominations for award

The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights (EMNL) award is accepting nominations for its fourth annual awards. Named after Elsie MacGill, the first Canadian female aircraft designer, the award’s mission is to recognize excellence and to inspire women to enter the aviation and aerospace industries in Canada. The EMNL awards honor outstanding women in aviation and aerospace who have demonstrated determination, perseverance, leadership and courage throughout their careers.

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