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Women in Aviation Kicks Off 21st Annual Conference

EAA’s Kristy Hemp, right, speaks with an attendee at the EAA exhibit  during day one of the Women in Aviation, International conference.

February 25, 2010The 21st Annual Women in Aviation, International conference kicked off in Orlando Thursday, featuring over 184 exhibit booths and close to 3,000 attendees from various parts of the aviation industry and locations around the world. The conference, based at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, is themed “Aviation: It’s a Small World” and runs through Sunday, February 28.

The scholarships awarded at this conference is a point of pride for Women in Aviation, with over $23,700 already awarded this morning alone and more scheduled for presentation throughout the weekend.

Before the weekend is over attendees will hear from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman, as well as other aviation notables. This is also the third year that conference attendance is approved training for FAA employees. Attendees have a selection of educational seminars to attend on a wide variety of topics ranging from professional development to aviation history.

For more information on Women in Aviation, International, visit www.wai.org. To keep up with conference news visit the WAI blog at http://waishowdaily.blogspot.com/.

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