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Female Aviators to Celebrate 10th Annual WomenVenture in Oshkosh

May 4, 2017 - For the 10th straight year, the opportunity for women who love aviation to build camaraderie and open doors to mentorship and participation in aviation once again comes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.

Beginning in 2008, WomenVenture has brought together women from throughout the flying community with activities designed to encourage participation by women in aviation, as less than 6 percent of all pilots in the U.S. are female.

“WomenVenture is a tremendous experience for women, particularly as it comes during the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration at Oshkosh,” said Kelly Nelson, a pilot and executive editor for EAA publications. “These activities can be a springboard to motivate other women to get involved in aviation, either for fun or as a future career, as we present activities that motivate, inform, and inspire.”

The schedule of WomenVenture events includes the inaugural WomenVenture Social on Monday, July 24; and an Aviation Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Ninety-Nines Inc. on Tuesday, July 26. On Wednesday, July 27 – WomenVenture Day – events kickoff with Women in Aviation International’s Connect Breakfast and move to AirVenture’s showcase Boeing Plaza for the annual WomenVenture group photo at 11 a.m., with the annual WomenVenture Power Lunch immediately following. Details on each event can be found at

As in years past, a limited-edition WomenVenture T-shirt is available to all women who participate, while supplies last. T-shirts can be picked up at the EAA Welcome Center, the Women in Aviation International booth, or the Ninety-Nines Inc. booth beginning Monday, July 24.

WomenVenture is presented by The Boeing Company and supported by Glasair Aviation, Women in Aviation International, and The Ninety-Nines Inc. 

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