Congratulations to Jackie alvarez (WAI
#49161) who received her Flight Instructor Rating. She is now looking forward
to commencing a career in aviation.
Vice President of the Saluki Aviators
Chapter, Courtney Copping (WAI #41389),
was recognized for being top pilot at the
National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VIII Flight Team Competition. This is the first time in history
a female earned that honor and she took
the title significantly ahead of the pack.
Copping was also top female pilot in the
NIFA National Competition this year.
Congratulations to allison Couch (WAI
#44181) who graduated with a degree
in Aviation Management from Georgian College and has obtained fulltime
employment with Ornge Air. Couch is
working as an Aerodrome Conformance
Specialist and is currently working towards her PPL at Durham Flight Centre.
Celeste Hadley awarded $4,000
Celeste Hadley (WAI #46663) was
awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the
AZ Business Aviation Association. Hadley is a student at the ERAU Prescott
campus and in training to receive her
helicopter rating. She was notified of the
scholarship at a meeting of the AZ Business Association hosted by ERAU on the
San Francisco Bay Chapter Co-Pres-ident Kelly Hoffman (WAI #41529) was
awarded the Tyler Orsow “Flying for
Fun” scholarship for her tailwheel endorsement. This was generously donated by the EAA Mother Lode Chapter in
Calaveras, California, in remembrance
of Tyler Orsow, an impressive, well-known and respected pilot in the Bay
Area who is greatly missed.
On November 2, Matt Hunt (WAI
#52246) was present at the historic moment when NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis
was taken to the Spaceport Visitor Complex from the Kennedy Space Center.
John (WAI #2450) and Martha (WAI
#642) King were honored with the prestigious Frank G. Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education for 2012.
Mike Korona (WAI #50829) and Katja
Jourdan (WAI #49794) of the Jacksonville
University Chapter received their Commercial and Multiengine certificates.
Jane Middleton (WAI #1506) was elect-
ed to the position of Chairman of the
prestigious Aviation Club of the UK for a
period of three years. The Aviation Club
was founded at the beginning of 1990,
with the express aim of providing “...
a forum for discussions on, and to pro-
mote the interests of, all aspects of civ-
il aviation.” With eight events a year,
speakers are drawn from senior man-
agement positions across the industry.
To date Middleton has hosted Keith Wil-
liams, CEO of British Airways and akbar
al-Baker, who heads Qatar Airways. Avi-
ation Club membership currently stands
at approximately 600 people, with mem-
bers drawn from all sectors of the civil
aviation community, including airlines,
manufacturers, finance houses, the legal
profession, infrastructure providers, the
press, regulators, government depart-
ments and consultancies.
Kelly Hoffman (center) wins
and Operations, Professional Pilot major
at Oklahoma State University. “I originally came to Oklahoma State University as a pre-vet student,” said Ratliff,
whose father is a pilot. “I took a private
pilot ground school course as an elective. After my first class, I knew this
was the path for me.” Ratliff, who is involved in aviation-related extracurricular activities such as serving as the Vice
President of Oklahoma State’s Women
in Aviation chapter and a member of the
Flying Aggies, plans to use her funds to
soften the overall financial burdens of
ethan schaecher (WAI #50830) was
hired by Delta Air Lines and is being trained for his position as Customer Sales Representative. Schaecher uses
his spare time talking about the benefits
of being involved with WAI, and he cannot emphasize enough the impact that
this involvement has on potential employment in the aviation sector.