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November Chapter Meeting – Nov. 14th at 6pm

The annual membership meeting will be held at Palmer Place in La Grange on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm.  We hope to see you all there!  RSVP to www.chicagosleadingedge.org by November 10th.

October Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 10th @ 6:30pm

Our next meeting will be a resume workshop on Tuesday October 10th at 6:30pm at the Lewis University Harold White Building, Room HW107. Please bring a current resume and business card. If you do not have either of these items, you should join us so you can learn how to create them!

The timing for this workshop is perfect because scholarships are due November 13th and a professional resume is a great way to stand out! Please research the scholarships and decide which ones you’d like to apply for. Keep in mind that CLE and WAI both have scholarships available and details can be found using the links below:

http://chicagosleadingedge.org/scholarship/

https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships

Sky’s the Limit – September 32, 2017

2017 Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships Are Here!

It’s that time of year again…. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TIME!

All of the Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships have officially been published on our website, click the Scholarship link for more details. The deadline for applications will be November 13th, 2017.

We currently have six scholarships that CLE members can apply for including:

  • Dispatch Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $500 toward the aviation dispatch written and practical exam. The recipient should demonstrate their desire to work in aviation dispatch, as well as proof of enrollment in a dispatch course.
  • Flight Training Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $1,000 to put toward flight training for private, instrument, commercial, multiengine or CFI ratings.
  • Membership Scholarship (3 Scholarships available)– Recipient of the award will receive a two-year membership to Women in Aviation International to encourage active membership in both WAI and Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter. The top three applicants will all receive the two-year membership to Women in Aviation International.
  • Future’s Unlimited Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $750 intended to cover conference registration, banquet, hotel, and airfare for one person to attend WAI’s 2018 Annual Conference in Reno, NV.
  • Paperless Pilot Scholarship– This award is for an iPad and a one-year subscription to ForeFlight.  The recipient will receive an iTunes gift card in the amount of $100 intended to cover the purchase of ForeFlight.  The iPad will be a refurbished 4th generation iPad WiFi + Cellular 16GB.
  • Cage Marshall Scholarship– A $500 credit toward Cage Marshall Consulting to be used for interview prep and resume review for a pilot seeking career advancement in the aviation field. Credit will be sufficient to cover the Interview Preparation Basic Package from Cage Marshall Consulting.

You can send in your applications via email OR mail.

Email to: Chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com – Include “Scholarship” in subject line

Mail to:

WAI Scholarship Committee c/o

Jordan DiGrazia

212 W Washington St APT 2111

Chicago, IL 60606

Deadline for application:

Postmarked by November 13th, 2017. We will notify winners by mid December.  Winners will also be announced at the Chicago’s Leading Edge Holiday Party.

For questions contact:  Jordan DiGrazia at jordigrazia@gmail.com

August Chapter Meeting – August 22nd at 6:30pm

Please join us on August 22nd at 6:30 for a tour of the United Airlines Network Operations Center (NOC) located in the Willis Tower. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse inside the “mission control” of one of the world’s largest airlines. We will meet in the Willis Tower lobby on the Franklin Street side at 6:15 and then be escorted up to the 27th floor by a United Airlines tour guide. Address and parking details are below. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com with your full name so we can add you to the security list. If you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see everyone there!

Address: Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606. (Please use the Franklin Street Entrance)

Parking: Tower Self Park, 211 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606. Entrances are located on Adams Street. and Franklin Street. The Willis Tower is right across the street from the Franklin Street entrance.

July Chapter Meeting – EAA Airventure in Oshkosh

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year… Oshkosh! CLE members will be spread out during the whole week, but we’d love to organize something for the WomenVenture Social and/or the WAI Connect Breakfast. Details for these events are listed below and also found at the EAA WomenVenture website. If you are attending Oshkosh and you’d like to meet up with us at either of these events, please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.  Also note that these events require preregistration and/or tickets, so make sure you sign up if you haven’t already done that. We cant wait to see everyone!

WomenVenture Social Presented by Endeavor Air
Monday, July 24,  5:30 p.m.
Forum Building 9
*Preregistration appreciated

WAI Connect Breakfast
Wednesday, July 26, 8:00 a.m.
EAA Nature Center
Speakers: Susan Dusenbury, Vintage Aircraft Association President; and Connie Bowlin, EAA Warbirds of America President
*Tickets Required

June Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, June 20th at 10am

Please join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter on June 20th for a 10am tour of O’Hare’s Air Traffic Control Tower. This is a great opportunity to observe one of the countries busiest control towers and soak in some great views of airplanes! Everyone will meet at 9:45am in Terminal 2 and then walk up to the tower together. If you are driving to this event, we suggest parking in the short term parking lot.

This tour is available to US Citizens only and if you are interested in attending you must RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com with your full name and date of birth. You will also be required to show a government issued photo ID, so please bring that with you!

If you have any questions, please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com. See you at ORD!

May Chapter Meeting – Monday, May 8th at 6pm

The May Chapter Meeting will include an amazing tour of the Heritage Warbirds Museum at Waukegan Airport on Monday, May 8th at 6pm.  We will meet at the Warbird Heritage Foundation Hangar located at 3000 Corporate Drive.

This was such a fun tour the last time that we were there!  I hope you can all make it!  RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.

Warbirds Heritage Foundation

WASP: Rise Above Project

Registration for the WASP: Rise Above Project event is now open!  Click here to purchase tickets for the event through the Chicago’s Leading Edge PayPal portal.  Advance registration is available through PayPal at $25. The event is expected to sell out, but on site registration will be $30 cash or check if space is available.

If you can’t attend, but would like to donate, click here.  We hope to see you there!

February Fundraiser Totals!

Thank you very much to everyone who attending the Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter February meeting last night!  It was a very fun evening of trivia, amazing silent auction items, 50/50 raffle winners, raffle prizes and much more.  All totaled the group raised…drum-roll please…$5,700!!!  It was an amazing turnout!  Thank you to all of the wonderful donors and volunteers!  We’ll see you all next year!