The 21st Annual Women in Aviation Conference kicks off today and runs through Feb. 27 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Buena Vista, Florida. The theme of this year’s conference is “Aviation: It’s a Small World.”
Attendees are expected from more than a dozen countries worldwide, according to organizers. Speakers include FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt; NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman; Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, chief pilot and director of training, Boeing Commercial Airplane Services; Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO, Terrafugia, which is developing a flying car; Denise Wilson, president and chief pilot, Desert Jet; and Carol Ann Garratt and Carol Foy, two pilots who flew around the world in a Mooney to raise funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research.
As with past conferences, attendees will have a selection of educational seminars to attend on a wide variety of topics ranging from professional development to aviation history. A group of five pioneering women will be inducted into WAI’s Pioneer Hall of Fame, while thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded throughout the three-day event.
For more information: WAI.org