A trio of airshow performers will be on hand for this year's Women in Aviation Celebrity Breakfast during EAA AirVenture. Confirmed as attending this annual event are airshow pilots Julie Clark, Mary Dilda and Patty Wagstaff.
This year's breakfast, sponsored by Chevron Global Aviation, is Saturday, July 28, 2006, at the Hilton Garden Inn, located adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport at 1355 West 20th Avenue, Oshkosh. The Breakfast will run from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available for $25 each at WAI's booth in Hangar D.
HERPA, the German toymaker, has generously donated a free ride in its restored DC-3 to be taken during AirVenture to raise funds for the Women in Aviation International Endowment Fund. For an opportunity to win this ride, tickets can be purchased at the WAI booth during the AirVenture week, or on July 28, at the breakfast. Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $25.
The winner of the DC-3 ride will be seated in the cockpit of the DC-3, and multiengine-rated pilots will have the opportunity to take the left seat of the DC-3.
For more information about WAI, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or go to www.wai.org.
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for men and women who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
2008 event drew thousands of female aviators to Oshkosh.
The scholarships will be awarded at WAI's conference, Feb. 24-26 in Reno; the deadline for application submission is Nov. 15.
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