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February Chapter Meeting – February 21st at 7pm

Come one, come all to the Chicago’s Leading Edge Annual Fundraiser!!! There’s Food! There’s Booze!! There’s a Silent Auction!! There’s Trivia!! There are CASH PRIZES!!! Everything is tax deductible!! This event has it ALL!!! Bring your friends!!!

Entry fee is $10 at the door ($5 for students with a student ID). We accept cash, checks and credit for auction items!!

All proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund, which helps give local women (and men) a leg up to pursue their passion for Aviation!

Click here to RSVP!

January Chapter Meeting – Friday, January 25th

We hope you all have enjoyed a safe and wonderful Holiday season!

The Chicago 99s will be holding their annual Aviation Expo on January 26, 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Itasca.  Chicago’s Leading Edge’s first event of the year will be co-hosting an evening of networking and fun at the Holiday Inn, Itasca, the night before, Friday, the 25th, from 7pm-11pm.  Please RSVP through the link below.

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite

The Aviation Expo is free and qualifies for Wings credit.  There will be many informative workshops and speakers (see the flyer below).

December Chapter Meeting – Monday, December 3rd

We will have our annual Holiday party at Pilot Pete’s in Schaumburg on December 3rd, 6pm.  Scholarship winners will be announced and it is a great time to just have some fun together!

The meal choices are Pot Roast Stroganoff and Grilled Vegetable Pasta for $24.00 per person with a cash bar.  Please RSVP via Eventbrite and payments will be accepted via PayPal.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

November Chapter Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6pm

Please join us for our annual membership meeting on November 15th at 6pm at Palmer Place in downtown La Grange. This is a great meeting to attend because we’ll be introducing our new officers… it’s a perfect excuse for everyone to get together for dinner and drinks

If you plan on attending, please respond to this email by November 10th with the number of people in your party so that we can reserve enough space at the restaurant. The address and website for Palmer Place is listed below. We hope to see everyone there!

Palmer Place

56 S. La Grange Road

La Grange, IL 60525

www.palmerslagrange.com

2018 Scholarships Due November 12th, 2018

The 2018 Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter Scholarships are officially here!  This year we’ll be offering the following:

  • Dispatch Scholarship 2018– 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 2018 – Recipient of the award will receive $1,000 to put toward flight training for private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine or CFI ratings.
  • Future’s Unlimited Scholarship 2018– Recipient of the award will receive $750 intended to cover conference registration, banquet, hotel, and airfare for one person to attend WAI’s 2019 Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.
  • Paperless Pilot Scholarship 2018 – 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.
  • Tail Wheel Endorsement Scholarships 2018 – Recipient of the award will receive $1000 to put toward training fees in order to receive a tail wheel endorsement.

Click on the scholarship page to apply and email applications to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com when complete.  Applications are due November 12th, 2018.

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!

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!