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.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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