Dr. Chabrian joins
Chris Hyland (right) and Betty
Shotton of the Berkana
Consulting Group at the First
Flight Memorial ceremony.
The Annual International
Women in Aviation Conference is always the biggest
event of our year. The reach
of the Conference, in terms
of the programs offered, social events convened and
experiences provided to
those who attend continues
to grow and provide energizing results to attendees.
If you could not join us this
year in Reno, make plans to
join us in Dallas in 2012.
Our “Where Are You Going?” Membership campaign is in
full swing with only a few months until its
conclusion at the end of July. The grand
prize of two cruise tickets, sponsored
by Disney Cruise Lines, is just one of
the prizes you are eligible to win if
you sign up only one new member!
You are guaranteed other prizes just
for signing up members too, such as a
WAI luggage tag for signing up one person, a WAI toiletry bag if you sign up three
new members and your membership renewed for a year if you
sign up five people. For more information about the campaign
look on pages 8-9 of this issue.
Members of the new WAI Wings Society were inducted during a special ceremony held in Reno in conjunction with our
annual Conference. There are currently 93 individuals who
have joined the WAI Wings Society to date. The great thing
about this program is the cumulative aspect. In other words,
you do not need to make a large one-time gift, but rather, each
year that you contribute, your donation is calculated towards
the Wings Society until you reach the $500 entry Pearl level.
This is an excellent way to contribute to the future success of
your organization. And, as a 501(c)( 3) organization, your gift
to WAI is tax deductible.
WAI will be exhibiting at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland,
Florida, in April and we will be hosting a WAI Connect breakfast as well. More information is available on page 4.
If you are not already a member of a WAI chapter, consider
joining one in your area this year—or, if there is not one in
your area yet, think about helping us form a new one!
Dr. Peggy Baty Chabrian
President and Founder
inSidE ThiS iSSUE
Zyola T. Mix
WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame member
Betty Skelton admires her portrait at its
unveiling at Kitty Hawk. Page 6
Zyola T. Mix sent us this photo of her
three-year-old dedicated AFW reader.
Who knows what she’ll accomplish!
Operating one of the largest Fixed Base
Operations chains in the world caps a
career for Maria Sastre. Page 24