Women in Aviation International Trade Show


Women in Aviation International (WAI) sponsors the International Women in Aviation Trade Show which in 2007 is expected to draw more than 3,000 women and men involved in all aspects of aviation, and the event is collaboration with Walt Disney World. Theme Park packages for trade show participants and their families with licensed childcare available for those traveling with families.

At the WAI, trade show exhibitors are scheduled to include Cessna Aircraft Company, Cirrus Design, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Gulfstream Training Academy, and the Ninety-Nines Inc.

Among the seminars scheduled during the event is “Learn to Fly” which will be presented by Julie Boatman, certificated flight instructor and technical editor for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association magazine AOPA Pilot. At this seminar, you’ll learn the basics about how to obtain a pilot’s license. Pilot education seminars will include “The Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft,” “An Instructors/Student Guide to Teaching Glass Cockpits,” and “Teaching the Emergency Turn Back to the Runway.” Career Development seminars will include “Pilot Job Market: Trends for the HR Professional,” “Professional Pilot: Supply and Demand,” and “Strategic Marketing for Professional Flight Instructors.” If you’re interested in maintenance and engineering, consider attending “Aircraft Design: Concept to Reality,” “Today’s Rosie the Riveter,” “Women in Aviation – Past, Present and Future,” and “How Women Are Changing the Face of Aviation.”

Among the invited keynote speakers are Marion Blakey, FAA Administrator, Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galactic, Major Nicole Malachowski, USAF Thunderbird Pilot, Bonnie Dunbar, President of the Seattle Museum of Flight, and Capt. Betty Uhrig, Chevron Global Aviation’s Chief Pilot.

In addition to a silent auction, there will also be a Scholarship Awards Banquet and WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Registration for the International Women in Aviation Trade Show is available online. The Web site for the International Women in Aviation Trade Show is http://www.wai.org/07conference/index.cfm. For questions about the conference, you can contact the WAI at 937-839-4647. Mention you heard about the trade show from us at airplanes.com!

The next International Women in Aviation Trade Show will be held at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from February 15-17, 2007 (Thursday through Saturday)