EAA To Recognize Female Aviators At 'WomenVenture 2008' | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.20.14 **
** Airborne 08.18.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.18.14 **
** Airborne 08.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.15.14 **

Sat, Mar 15, 2008

EAA To Recognize Female Aviators At 'WomenVenture 2008'

Joins Forces With Women In Aviation, International To "Elevate Your Life"

What could easily be the largest gathering of women pilots in history is just one of the highlights of the inaugural "WomenVenture 2008" activities taking place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. The 56th annual edition of the EAA fly-in convention will take place July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

WomenVenture 2008 was developed through a partnership between EAA and Women in Aviation, International, and was officially announced at the WAI convention in San Diego, CA Friday morning under the theme "Elevate Your Life." The program is designed to recognize and encourage women aviators, who are less than 10 percent of the nation's pilot population. There will be programs and activities throughout the week for longtime women pilots, those women interested in learning to fly and encouraging girls to explore the worlds of flight and the sciences.

"It is important to recognize the accomplishments of women in ways that challenge and motivate others. Women can reach for the sky and elevate their lives," said Elissa Lines, EAA's vice president of commercial and donor relations, and a pilot. "We want to celebrate what women have achieved."

The grand finale of the weeklong WomenVenture 2008 activities will be the largest assemblage of women pilots in history when they are invited to gather at AeroShell Square on Friday, August 1. Prior to that record-setting event, however, WomenVenture will also feature:

  • Women Soar/You Soar event on July 27-28, designed for high school-age girls and featuring women who have volunteered to share their aviation career knowledge and direction as mentors;
  • Numerous workshops, forums and evening programs featuring women aviators;
  • WomenVenture representatives in EAA Member Village welcoming all women pilots, current and non-current;
  • The annual Women in Aviation, International celebrity breakfast on Friday morning on the EAA AirVenture grounds.

"It's exciting to have the opportunity to work with EAA to give visibility to the thousands of women who share a passion for aviation with the hundreds of thousands of men throughout the country," said Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI president. "Women work in all aspects of aviation and at every level, but the growth potential for women in aviation is astounding."

FMI: www.airventure.org/womenventure

Advertisement

More News

Barnstorming: Time Flies...

In Fond Remembrance Of My Dear Vicki, Five Years Since Her Loss Hi Folks... In the last five years, you and I have been through a lot. We've watched the fortunes of the aviation wo>[...]

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory buil>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.14)

International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opport>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.14): Feeder Facilities

Used by ATC to direct aircraft to intervening fixes between the en route structure and the initial approach fix.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.22.14)

"We pause to remember the life and legacy of an American hero. Bernie's life is an inspiration to those who met him and to all Airmen who will continue to hear his story. Source: C>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC