Women in Aviation

According to AOPA, the twentieth annual Women in Aviation conference has thousands of attendees:

You wouldn’t be surprised—there do appear to be thousands of attendees, mostly women, giving the notion that aviation is on a downturn a run for its money.

Of course the WAI conference is a great spot for networking and job seekers, so that contributes to attendance, but the enthusiasm for aviation here is palpable. Jessica Cox, the first woman without arms to earn a private pilot certificate, was among the inspirational speakers at the conference’s general session on Feb. 27…

..“Inspiring” is another word for what is taking place at the WAI conference. On Friday morning numerous scholarships were awarded to young women ranging in age from a high school student who earns her money to fly by working at Joann Fabrics fulltime while attending school, to a recent college graduate whose desire is to become a corporate pilot.

Hope to go next year..

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Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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