Another record-setting Women in Aviation, International (WAI) conference is in the works this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and AOPA's Project Pilot helped kick it off with a "Learn to Fly" seminar Thursday evening. The goal? To match these future pilots with prospective Mentors.
With an expected 3,200 attendees and a sold-out exhibit hall, the conference, now in its eighteenth year, continues to build momentum within the aviation industry. By crossing lines normally drawn between personal and business aviation, and military and commercial aviation, the WAI conference traditionally leaves those who participate - and it's not just for women! - with a feel-good injection that lasts the rest of the year.
The conference is also a hit with aviation businesses looking for top-notch talent. Companies like Cessna, Garmin, Gulfstream, and Jeppesen are here on the lookout for engineers, managers, test pilots, and marketing professionals with a love of aviation and a desire to grow in a lucrative and challenging industry.
Scholarships in excess of $375,000 will be given to men and women at the conference's banquet on Saturday night, encouraging those career and personal goals to take flight.
February 16, 2007