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Girls In Aviation Day – October 13th, 2018

The Chicago’s Leading Chapter of Women in Aviation annual Sky’s the Limit: Interactive Aviation Camp date is set! We will be hosting approximately 100 high school age women who will be able to explore all of the amazing possibilities available in the field of aviation.  Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Fly a flight simulator
  • Pre-flight a Cessna 172
  • Try the new air traffic control simulation
  • Experience the excitement of air racing

Date:  October 13th, 2018

Time:  8:30AM-3:00PM

Location:  Lewis University, Romeoville at the Harold E. White Aviation Center

Women in Aviation, International is dedicated to the advancement and encouragement of women in the field of aviation.  Chicago’s Leading Edge is hosting this educational outreach event in hopes of inspiring young high school females to develop an interest in aviation.  This event is sponsored and supported by Lewis University.

There is no cost to participants!  2018 participants can RSVP and register at https://waiskysthelimit.eventbrite.com.   Please RSVP by October 1st, 2018.  Chapter members, if you’d like to volunteer for the event, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.

September Chapter Meeting – Saturday, Sept. 8th

Beginning September 8th, Exelon and the DuPage Flight Center will be sponsoring a traveling exhibit for the WASP WWII Museum. The exhibit showcases WASP life at Avenger Field, the impact of World War II on daily life and their experiences in Sweetwater, TX.

You can help support the WASP WWII Museum by attending the opening event on September 8th at the DuPage Flight center from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The event will include a presentation by WASP WWII Museum Lead Archivist, Ann Haub. Admission requires a discretionary donation and appetizers will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If you have any questions, please let us know!   www.chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com

 

June Chapter Meeting – June 14th

CLE will be touring the ORD Air Traffic Control Tower on June 14th. Due to space constraints in the tower and consideration to the working controllers this event will be limited to 12 people. The first 12 people to RSVP will be awarded a spot on the tour. Details are provided below. If you RSVP “yes” to this tour and cannot make it, please let us know as soon as possible so we can fill your spot with another member.

Date/Time: June 14th at 9:45am

Location: Terminal 2, departure level just prior to security

Parking: Short term parking lot across from the Hilton

Requirements:  This tour is only available to US Citizens and if you are interested in attending you must RSVP to this email with your full name and date of birth. You will also be required to show a government issued photo ID.

We look forward to another great tour with our friends at ORD Tower!

Summer 2018 Newletter

Our summer newsletter is below! It includes a lot of good information including upcoming events, CLE member achievements, a job announcement and mentorship information. Check it out!

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Past newsletters can be found by clicking “newsletter” on the list to the left of the page.  Thanks!

May Chapter Meeting – May 14th at 7pm

Please join us on May 14th at 7pm for a fun night of bowling at Pinstripes in South Barrington! It will cost $8 for bowling and $5 for shoe rentals. See below for the South Barrington address. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.

Pinstripes, 100 W. Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Hope to see you there!

April Chapter Meeting – April 17th at 6pm

Back by popular demand our next meeting will be a self-defense class hosted by Ed Bilski, a 5th degree black belt and martial arts instructor. Please join us on April 17th at 6pm for this special event. We’ll be meeting at Lewis University in the Harold White Building, Room 109.

Also, if anyone has pictures from the WAI conference please send them our way! We’d love to see what sort of CLE representation we had throughout the event. Tag us on Facebook or email any pictures to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com!

Hope to see everyone at our self-defense class!

Spring 2018 Newsletter Available

Check out our Spring 2018 Newsletter by clicking on “newsletters” on the menu to the left.  We’re always happy to share the exciting things that the Chapter and our members have going on.  If you have anything you’d like to share in the future, email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.  Enjoy!

 

February Chapter Meeting – Annual Bar Trivia Fundraiser

Next month we will be hosting our Annual Bar Trivia Fundraiser!! Please join us for a fun evening of trivia, silent auctions, food & drink specials and so much more! You do not want to miss this exciting night! All proceeds from this event allow our chapter to offer amazing scholarship and outreach opportunities. This event is open to everyone so please bring your family, friends and coworkers! Actually, just tell everyone you know about this event because it’s such a good time!

When: Thursday, February 22th at 7pm

Where: Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126

Cost: $10 cover charge at the door, $5 for students with ID

In addition to the silent auction we will be giving away CASH PRIZES for the first, second and third place trivia teams and there will be a 50/50 Split the Pot raffle! 

If you have any items you’d like to donate for our silent auction or if you would like to volunteer to help run this event please email to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com. Attached is a flyer for the fundraiser…. please hang it up at work, school and/or everywhere you go

We hope to see everyone there!

Scholarship Winners Announced!

This year we had a lot of great applicants, so we decided to give out two Flight Training Scholarships for $1000 each instead of just one.

The winners are….

  • Flight Training Scholarship: Angelina Kapp & Shona Williams
  • Future’s Unlimited (WAI Conference) Scholarship: Delia Vargas
  • Paperless Pilot Scholarship: Kathryn Brenner
  • Dispatch Scholarship: Taylor Klein

Congratulations ladies!

Thank you so much to everyone else that applied! It was a very tough decision to make since all of the applicants were outstanding candidates. Please try again next year if you applied and did not receive a scholarship!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are still accepting applications for the Cage Marshall Scholarship. They will be due January 31st. Please send your applications to ChicagosLeadingEdge@gmail.com with the word “scholarship” in the subject line. See below for details.

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.

If you have any questions with regard to scholarships, you can email our Scholarship Chair, Jordan DiGrazia at jordigrazia@gmail.com.

Once again, congratulations to this years winners!

 

December Chapter Meeting – Holiday Party at Pilot Pete’s on December 6th

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

Place: Pilot Pete’s
Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Time: 6:30PM
Cost: $24/person for dinner – please pay via our PayPal for your reservation: http://chicagosleadingedge.org/make-a-donation/

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! For directions, please click here.

Please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com or on this event page by November 28th if you’d like to attend. Friends and family are welcome! We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!

We hope you can make it!