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AOPA awards two student pilot scholarships at WAI conference

Article | Mar 21, 2013

Scholarship winner Melanie Rivera was present at the International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn., to accept her award.AOPA and the AOPA Foundation awarded two scholarships each worth $3,000 to student pilots March 16 during the annual International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn. Melanie Leigh Rivera and Angela “Bambi” Shorey were chosen out of 24 applicants to receive the scholarships that will be used toward future flight training.

Women in Aviation conference hits record attendance

Article | Mar 19, 2013

Conference attendees by Paula Grubb.jpg: A record number of attendees participated in the twenty-fourth annual International Women in Aviation conference. Photo by Paula Grubb.Attendance at the twenty-fourth annual International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn., March 14 through 16 reached a new record, with 3,375 registrants representing all segments of the aviation community.

Abingdon Company offers female flight watches

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Pilot Chelsea Welch realized an interesting problem back when she was in flight training in 2006: There were no aviation watches on the market specifically for women.

Air Race Classic closes in on registration goal

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Air Race Classic, the longest running all-women pilots transcontinental air race, are now at 80 percent and are expected to reach a goal of 55 teams before the April 1 deadline.

Professional Women Controllers promotes ATC career

Article | Mar 15, 2013

The Professional Women Controllers Inc. (PWC) used the Women in Aviation International convention March 14 through 16 as a platform to push its mission: create environments and opportunities to grow the female air traffic controller population.

A GA ‘hike’ across America celebrates women in aviation

Article | Mar 06, 2013

A Florida woman has landed in dozens of states and counting, relying on the kindness of general aviation pilots who are not strangers for long. Amber Nolan aims to add herself to the growing ranks of women in aviation.

Sporty's Foundation awards GA grants

Article | Feb 13, 2013

The Sporty's Foundation gave out $131,542 in grants in 2012, all designed to promote the interests of the next generation of general aviation. Spokesman Mark Wiesenhahn said that the foundation receives "dozens" of requests each year, and each is given careful consideration.

Oshkosh briefs

Article | Jun 28, 2012

Flying High Coffee fuels all of AirVenture If the air traffic controllers, volunteers, exhibitors, and staff working EAA AirVenture seemed bright-eyed, they might have Flying High Coffee to thank. The company has provided free coffee all week to everyone working the show, as well as free samples to AirVenture attendees.

Women airport supporters meet in Dallas

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2012

A first-ever meeting of women members of the AOPA Airport Support Network, participants shared their experience organizing their local airport supporters, rallying airports' neighbors to the cause, and educating their communities about the economic and local public service contributions made by airports and general aviation.