February 10, 2011
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Women in Aviation, International’s (WAI’s) annual conference will give pilots, controllers, mechanics, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts an opportunity to connect with other women in the industry Feb. 24 to 26 in Reno, Nev.
With the theme of "Inspire, Enthuse, Innovate," the conference will immerse participants in the tactics and strategies necessary for successful aviation careers. The conference includes an exhibit hall, seminars, and networking events. And for the second year, AOPA will have an expanded presence at the show.
Visitors can stop by booth 403 to meet AOPA staff and learn more about information and services for pilots, prospective pilots, and aviation enthusiasts. While there, they can enter a daily drawing to win one of three Amazon Kindles with free 3G wireless. Plus, the association is sponsoring a new member social Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
At the opening reception Feb. 24 from 6 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will have an opportunity to meet AOPA President Craig Fuller and hear him announce the winner of the AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship, awarded to a WAI member pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate.
For some useful tips from the Air Safety Institute, attendees can check out the institute’s “Real World IFR” seminar Feb. 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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