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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.

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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!

Women in Aviation Conference

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation at the 28th annual Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 2-4th, 2017!  This year, Women in Aviation marks 28 years of coming together, mentoring, networking, and sharing the trademark positive energy found at our annual conference. Our members make WAI the passionate, dynamic organization it is, and the future is bright.

In 2016:

  • Nearly 5,000 attendees, including 91 international guests representing 16 countries, joined WAI in Nashville, Tennessee for the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference.
  • The exhibit hall hosted 170 separate companies and organizations representing all aspects of the aviation community.
  • A total of 126 scholarships were awarded to WAI members at every stage of their career. The $661,234 in scholarships awarded this year put the total of all WAI scholarships awarded since 1995 over $10,000,000.

We hope to see you there!

February Chapter Meeting – Thursday, February 23rd

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January Chapter Meeting – Monday, January 23rd

Our next meeting will be a volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children on January 23rd at 8pm. We had a ton of fun volunteering with this organization in April, so hopefully we will have another great turnout on January 23rd.  Feed My Starving Children is located at 1072 National Pkwy in Schaumburg, IL. Please click here to learn more about this amazing organization.

If you will be joining this volunteer event, please click here to register for the event. If you need any assistance, please respond to this email so we can confirm your attendance. 

 

December Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, December 13th

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation for our 8th Annual Holiday Party!

•    Place:  Pilot Pete’s, Schaumburg Airport
•    Date:  Tuesday, December 13th
•    Time:  6:30PM
•    Cost:  $24/person – please pay via our donation tab for your reservation

Each year our chapter donates aviation related toys to Toys for Tots.  This will hopefully not only bring others joy but also encourage kids to love aviation as much as we do.  Please bring one unwrapped toy to spread a little holiday cheer.

Additionally, we’ve decided to add a little deliciousness to our evening by having a cookie exchange.  If you’d like to participate, bring six of your favorite cookies together in a bag or container with recipe attached and swap for another member’s favorite!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Additional guests are welcome and encouraged so invite your friends and family!  For directions, please click here.

Please pay for your reservation through our donation tab on the Fundraising tab of the website by December 6th if you’d like to attend.