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Women in Aviation off to a Strong Start in 2011

On the heels of a successful 2011 Conference in Reno in February with nearly 3,000 attendees, Women in Aviation, International is here at Sun ‘n Fun recruiting new members and corporate sponsors and greeting current members and corporate sponsors. In addition, WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian is leading two forums:

Everything You Need to Know about Learning to Fly, but Were Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, March 30,2011
10:00 AM, Tent #5

Aviation Scholarships: Not Just for Kids
Thursday, March 31, 2011
10:00 AM, Tent #7

“These are two topics close to my heart,” said Dr. Chabrian. “I am always looking to encourage new pilots, and we also want to spread the word that our extensive scholarship program includes funding for men and women -- committed individuals at every stage of life and not simply for academic study at colleges and universities.”
Close to $700,000 in scholarships was disbursed during the 2011 Conference in Reno. Scholarships available for 2012 will be posted at in mid-July 2011. These scholarships will be awarded during the 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, from March 8-10, 2012. For more information, visit
Women in Aviation, International will be featured in a daily radio program on Sun ‘n Fun radio at 10:00 a.m. at 1510 AM.
WAI’s annual Sun ‘n Fun Connect Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 1 from 8:00 am to 9:00 a.m. in the Sun 'n Fun Hospitality Room, next to the Museum Pavilion. Celebrity guests include Audrey and Paul Poberezny and Patty Wagstaff. Tickets are available for $25 from WAI’s booth or at the door.
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through


For more information contact:

Connie Lawrence 937-839-4647 Phone
Women in Aviation International 937-839-4645 Fax