you’re a component in the chemistry
that will make an event successful.”—
how true! And, it was fun to read.
SPEAK YOUR MIND
hank you Patricia Luebke for your ar- ticle “Guests Behaving Badly” in the
July/August issue of
Aviation for Women
magazine. It is a great reminder that we
were born with two ears and only one
mouth. Especially when someone is
speaking from a podium everyone else
should listen twice as much as they talk.
Talking during someone’s speech is rude.
Proper etiquette is a learned skill.
loved, loved, loved Patricia Luebke’s column in the magazine “Guests Be-
having Badly!” As a meeting planner as
well as an attendee at events, you hit the
nail on the head on good guest behavior.
Especially your point that, “As a guest,
Able Flight’s Executive
Director Charles Stites and one
of its most famous pupils,
pilot Jessica Cox
take a moment near the EAA
Nature Center pavilion after an-
nouncing the availability of an
Able Flight Scholarship through
Women in Aviation, Internation-
al’s scholarship clearinghouse. For
more information about the Able
Flight scholarship go to page 36.
just read the July/August issue and enjoyed it very much. The “Earning
my Wings” article was fun to read but
I was disappointed to read that the In-
structor—Melissa—exited the plane
“with the engine running” as stated by
Tanner Smith. As instructors we are to
“lead by example” and in my opinion,
getting in or out of a plane with the en-
gine operating is a definite NO-NO. We
not only show the student that this ac-
tion is OK, but we never know who else
may be watching who knows nothing of
the dangers of a moving prop and may
some day walk too close. The other
thing that is missed is that if you shut
down the engine, you can take the op-
portunity—in a nice quiet cockpit—to
brief the student on what may be differ-
ent without the instructor sitting by his
or her side. Also, the student gets to re-
start, taxi and complete a “run-up” all
by themselves to build confidence and
cockpit management skills.
Thank you for your magazine and
;WOMEN IN AVIATION, INTERNATIONAL
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INDUCTION CEREMONY Saturday, February 26, 2011 –
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Deadline for submissions: September 10, 2010
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
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aviation industry as record setters, pioneers, or innovators. (Posthumous nominations
are acceptable.) Special consideration will be given to individuals who have helped
other women to become successful in aviation or opened doors for other women.
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Aviation for Women
editors regret al-
lowing a bit of inaccurate information
to pass into the magazine. In the July/
August issue, on page 23, the author re-
fers to the USAF during World War II.
Unfortunately, there was no USAF dur-
ing WWII; it was called the Army Air
Corps. This was pointed out by one of our
own readers, one of the Women Air Force
Service Pilots (WASP), who was there,
Marion Hodgeson. We appreciate the
keen eye of our
readers and will
keep trying to catch those errors.
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