The 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held from Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Orlando, FL, USA. This year’s Conference will take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Participants in the 2014 WAI Conference will be immersed in the tactics and strategies necessary for successful aviation careers. More than 4,000 women and men from all segments of the aviation industry are expected to attend.
If you are part of the chapter and will be attending the event, contact Megan Zahos at 312-399-8720. We’ll all get together for dinner on Thursday evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!
A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2nd Annual Trivia Fundraiser night at Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst! It was a great success! We were able to raise $1911.32 in donations and silent auction items, which is more than enough for us to fund next year’s scholarships. We’ll use the additional funds raised for our Sky’s the Limit:Interactive Aviation Camp for Girls coming up Saturday, May 3rd. We plan to provide transportation to students who would not otherwise be able to attend the event.
Kelsey Fultz was our winner of this year’s Paperless Pilot Scholarship and was awarded an iPad with a one year subscription to ForeFlight and Andrew Fischenberg was awarded the Future’s Unlimited Scholarship which will fund his trip to this year’s Women in Aviation International Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Again, thank you so much for all of your generosity and support!
Hello everyone! We have a great tour of American Eagle Operations and an aircraft planned for February 11th at 6:30pm. We will meet in Terminal 3, upper level (departures), inside door 3C. We’ll be sure to keep it under three hours for short term parking. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.
Stay warm out there!
Thank you all for attending this year’s holiday party at Pilot Pete’s Balloon room. The toys were donated to Toys for Tots successfully and it’s great to know that we helped make someone’s Christmas a little better this year.
We have some fun events lined up for the future including an Eagle tour and a fundraising event for next year’s scholarships. We’ll see you next year!
Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation for our 5th Annual Holiday Party!
- Place: Pilot Pete’s
- Date: Tuesday, December 17th (also the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers Flight!)
- Time: 6:30PM
- Cost: $25-$30. Exact price TBA when we have final number of attendees.
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, this year we’ve decided to add a little deliciousness to our evening by having a cookie exchange. 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 email@example.com by December 10th if you’d like to attend. Friends and family are welcome!
The 2013 Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships are here! This year we are proud to offer 2 scholarships! The deadline for all scholarships is December 1st, 2013! Good luck!
Future’s Unlimited 2014
Paperless Pilot 2014
Applicants can feel free to apply for both scholarships, however they are only eligible to win one. Good luck everyone!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Scholarships for 2014 are now available. Be sure to read How to Win a Scholarship and gain valuable advice on getting the scholarship you really want!
WAI is proud to offer a diverse selection of scholarships again this year. Please be sure to read the scholarship descriptions carefully as some have special instructions and/or additional requirements.
Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. In the past 24 years WAI has disbursed millions of dollars to its members to help them get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. There is an award for nearly everyone here, from the college student to the woman or man returning to the workforce, from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, technicians and mechanics.
We could not bring these scholarships to you without the assistance of our generous sponsors and corporate members, so please remember as you fill out your applications that they are the reasons why we can offer these incredible opportunities. You must be a member of Women in Aviation, International to apply for these scholarships. You can join online at wai.org/membership/join.cfm. It will be the best $39 (only $29 for students) that you’ll spend this year.
You can download the official scholarship application form though, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or later to view it. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com to have an application sent to you.
All scholarships, unless otherwise noted, will be awarded during the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, to be held at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 6-8, 2014. Applications must be signed and postmarked by November 18, 2013.
We had a blast at the Adler after Dark last week! It was great seeing everyone – check out our Facebook page for some fun photos of the night!
Our next meeting will be Monday, November 4th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Microsoft Store in Woodfield Mall. We’re going to have a presentation given by a survivor from the United Flight 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa.
The address for Microsoft is J-106 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173 – park on the south side of the mall, enter through the entrance next to Red Robin & turn left at Forever 21. The store is right next to Brookstone. (Maybe knock out some of your Christmas shopping too!)
If you’re planning on coming (or even thinking about it) shoot Lisa Ehn a quick reply at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a rough estimate of a headcount. You are still more than welcome to come even if you don’t RSVP though!
Anyone who is signed up for this Sunday’s O’Hare 5K/10K walk/run, we’ll be meeting at the medical tent at 7:45. The shuttle ride from parking is a 20 minute drive, so come early. Also, don’t forget to pick up your race packets in advance, they will not be available on race day. Here’s some more information on how to pick up your race packets. O’hare race
See you all soon!