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Sky’s the Limit Aviation Career Camp – September 24th, 2016

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2016 Scholarship Applications Due November 14th, 2016

It’s that exciting time of year again, and we are very pleased to announce that the 2016 scholarship applications are here! Along with our offerings from last year, we have added one additional scholarship this year, sponsored by Cage Marshall Consulting.

New this year, you will be able to submit your scholarship applications electronically to our chapter email address – chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com. However, paper applications will still be accepted as well! All applications must be postmarked or emailed to us by November 14th, 2016. We also will not be extending the scholarship deadline this year, so make sure to get your applications in on time! Aside from the Membership Scholarship, all other scholarships require membership in Women in Aviation, International as well as Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter. With a current WAI membership, all that is required is a membership form to join our chapter – no additional fee is required! Our membership application form can be found at: http://chicagosleadingedge.org/membership/

To be eligible to win, you must reside within the Greater Chicagoland Area. All scholarships must be used within one year of presentation.

View the Scholarship section of our website for specific details.  Good luck to all who apply!

Tuskegee Airmen and Bessie Coleman Aviation Center

On August 27th Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation will be helping the Tuskegee Airmen and the Bessie Coleman Aviation center celebrate their 75th and 40th anniversaries.  The chapter will have a booth from 3-7pm and then for anyone who chooses, a dinner will take place afterwards.  For details please see https://legends-to-legacy.eventbrite.com/

SATURDAY AUGUST 27th, 2016

Gary-Chicago Airport

B. Coleman Aviation Facility

5701 Industrial Hwy, Gary, IN 46406

 

 

August Chapter meeting – Saturday, August 20th

The August Chapter meeting will be held at the Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August 20th at North Avenue Beach near Castaways at 10am.  It should be pretty busy, so try to get there early to find a great spot to watch the show!  RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com so that we can get a headcount.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

Chicago Executive Run the Runway 5K

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation as we Run the Runway at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling!  This is a rare opportunity to run or walk on the main runway and taxiways! The course is USATF certified and the 5K race will be chip timed.

Registration is open until June 19th at $35 per person and late registration is open from then until July 2nd for $40 per person.  For more information on how to register, click here.  Hope to see you all there!

May Chapter Meeting – May 26th at 6pm

PA_F86_F_0002_PXJoin Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation International at Waukegan Airport to take a tour of the wonderful Warbird Heritage Foundation on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm.

The Warbird Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit foundation created in December, 2003. The Foundation was organized for the purpose of acquiring, restoring, displaying, and demonstrating various antique aircraft of historic military significance. The Foundation’s focus is on preserving it’s aircraft in flying condition, demonstrating these aircraft at air shows and other special events, and promoting public interest in historic military aircraft.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Patty Wagstaff Experience – April 25th at 4pm

Lewis University’s Aviation Department will be hosting a free event at which one of the world’s top airshow pilots, Patty Wagstaff, will be speaking about her career as an aerobatic pilot, her many aviation adventures and experiences, as well as professionalism in the aviation industry.

Patty is a six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, has won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level aerobatic competitions and is one of only a few individuals to win the title of US National Aerobatic Champion three times.

April 25th from 4-6pm at Lewis University’s Brother Neil Kieffe Aviation Building Maintenance Hangar. Must register by April 22nd by clicking here.  Hope to see you there!index

June Volunteer Opportunity

If you’re looking for a great way to spend some great family time on June 4th and 5th, come to your friendly local Clow Airport.  At the Cavalcade of Planes you will enjoy all kinds of fun.  There will be many types of aircraft to see both flying and on the ground. You can experience a great event including skydiving, formation flying, helicopter demonstrations, and much more! It is a great opportunity to volunteer and give back.  Email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com if you are interested.  Click here for more information about the airshow.index~~element100

April Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm

The April Chapter Meeting is on Tuesday, April 5th from 6-7:30pm.  We will be volunteering at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg (1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173). Due to registered spots PLEASE email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com if you plan on attending OR visit this link to sign up for your spot! Looking forward to seeing you there and giving back to the community. If you have any questions please contact chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.
For more information about Feed My Starving Children, go here and check it out!

27th Annual Women in Aviation Conference

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter members in Nashville from March 10 through 12 at the 27th annual Women in Aviation Conference!

Whatever it is you’re looking for in your career, you’ll find it or find your way at the annual International Women in Aviation Conference.

Join us for all of the energy, excitement, and networking the conference is best known for.

You won’t want to miss the keynote speakers, educational sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards, and good times with individuals from all areas of aviation—students to professionals, GA to commercial, military, and beyond. There’s no better place to be inspired, share your enthusiasm, and connect with others who share your passion for the aviation industry!sidebar_right2016a