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Volume 9, Number 2 July 28, 2008     

WomenVenture promotes women in all areas of aviation

Group photo set for Friday

All women pilots in attendance are invited to gather on AeroShell Square at 10:30 a.m. Friday (following the annual Women in Aviation Breakfast) to be in the photograph of the world’s largest gathering of women pilots.

Women aviators from around the world will have several opportunities to encourage other women to explore the limitless possibilities of flight at AirVenture this year. They may even wind up being part of a world record!

WomenVenture, a joint effort by EAA and Women in Aviation International (WAI), aims to attract women as pilots through the presentation of programs, seminars, speakers, and events during the week. One of the special initiatives planned is a giant logbook that will track the number of women pilots attending this year. The logbook will be on display throughout the week in the EAA Welcome Center, allowing women pilots—current or otherwise (including student pilots)—to sign in and participate in an attempt to establish a world record for the largest single gathering of women aviators in history.

"The goal of WomenVenture is to encourage women aviators to share their passion for flight with other women around the world and increase the ranks of females involved in aviation," says Elissa Lines, EAA vice president of business and donor relations and a private pilot.

Also joining in will be The Ninety-Nines, whose president, Pat Prentiss, states, "Promoting, mentoring, and supporting women pilots since 1929, the International Organization of Women Pilots, known for nearly a century as The Ninety-Nines, is delighted to join with the efforts of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and Women in Aviation International to showcase the unlimited aviation opportunities for women in all pursuits of aviation and aerospace."

WomenVenture hopes to increase participation of women in the world of aviation—not only as pilots, but also as mechanics, designers, builders, journalists, photographers, and even enthusiastic volunteers. "We want women to know that there’s no limit to what they can do in aviation, no matter what their age," says Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI president.

You’re a woman pilot but won’t make it to AirVenture Oshkosh this year? Please take a moment to complete a brief online form located at https://Secure.EAA.org/airventure/womenventure.html.

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