Women in Aviation, International (WAI) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have again partnered for “Women’s Wing,” at the AOPA Aviation Summit, which will be held Nov. 11-13, in Long Beach.
For 2010, Women’s Wing has been moved from a room highlighting the accomplishments of and opportunities for women in aviation, into a large display in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 217. Women’s Wing will feature a special mini-forum presentation each day from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Topics and times include:
- Thursday, Nov. 11 (1:15 to 1:45 pm): Women in Aviation History with Dr. Peggy Chabrian and WASP Bee Haydu
- Friday, Nov. 12 (1:15 TO 1:45 pm): Aviation Career Opportunities with Dr. Peggy Chabrian and USAF Thunderbirds Pilot Major Samantha Weeks
- Saturday, Nov. 13 (1:15 to 1:45 pm): Everything You Wanted to Know about Learning to Fly, but Were Afraid to Ask with Dr. Peggy Chabrian and Betty Huck
“AOPA Women’s Wing is designed to help women connect with each other, find answers, seek advice, get information about learning to fly and hopefully inspire each other,” said Chabrian. “And we’ll have fun, too. We have prize drawings, simulator flights and an area to just sit and chat and get to know one another — in other words, we’ll be networking.”
A Women Leaders Dine Around Dinner is planned for Thursday evening. The following day, Nov. 12, a Women Leaders in Aviation Forum will be held in Room 204 in the Long Beach Convention Center from 10 am to 11 am.
Women in Aviation will host a WAI Connect Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 12, starting at 7:30 am in the Royal Salon on the Main Promenade of the Queen Mary. Tickets are $22 through Nov. 5 and may be purchased by calling WAI at 937-839-4647. Tickets may be purchased on site for $25. Guests include Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO Terrafugia; Bee Haydu, WASP; Patty Wagstaff, air show performer; and Samantha Weeks, USAF Thunderbird pilot.
Women in Aviation returns to Reno, Nevada, for its 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference scheduled at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, from Feb. 24-26. For more information: WAI.org.