Women in Corporate Aviation at EBACE 2015


 Women in Corporate Aviation


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Women in Corporate Aviation at EBACE 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland- 16 May 2015- Women in Corporate Aviation International (www.WCA-Intl.org), the premier non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, will participate in the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Booth #B029.

Women in Corporate Aviation International extend an invitation to the following events:

• Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CEST- Women in Aviation Networking Event co-moderated by Karin Muller. Karin moved from Germany to the United Kingdom 16 years ago and works in Aviation Logistics. She will be discussing the shortage of skills in the Business Aviation. WCA invites everyone from the workforce to attend this session and bring forward ideas and solutions that can be initiated today to start attracting more women to the Aviation Industry. The event will take place at the Geneva Palexpo & Geneva International Airport, Inspiration Zone Booth G017

 • Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM CEST- 6th Annual EBACE Women In Corporate Aviation Breakfast & Networking at the Starling Hotel and Conference Center, Next to the Palexpo, the Wenger Room. The Breakfast tradition started 6 years ago and is a great place to meet other like-minded individual, mingle and network. RSVP by May 20, 2015. Password for registration is : WCA

• Women in Corporate Aviation International will be attending the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA).


WCA is delighted to have the following attendees joining the WCA’s Booth #B029 at EBACE; Tim Kirkwood along with volunteers Maria Rosalva Bacak, Christiane Kruettli, Corinne Kuta and Kristina Tervo.

About Women in Corporate Aviation International (WCA)


WCA is a premier 501(C)(3) non-profit premier mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation. Providing networking, mentoring, scholarships, and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals, WCA


Women in Corporate Aviation


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ORLANDO, Fla. – March 5, 2014 – Attendees of the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (WAI) are invited to learn about the corporate aviation market during Women in Corporate Aviation’s Career Education Panel. The panel will take place on Friday, March 7 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST in room “Fiesta 5” of the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

“Just over two decades ago, a group of business aviation-minded women attended the International Women in Aviation Conference and asked, “How can we accelerate opportunities for women interested in corporate aviation?” says Brenda Miles, WCA President. “Annually, we continue to answer that question by offering a corporate aviation panel of experts to discuss a variety of topics from education and work/life balance to networking tips and mentoring opportunities.”

WCA’s Career Panel entitled, “Corporate Aviation, Tomorrow’s Reality” will showcase the myriad of careers available in the business aviation world. Each panelist represents a distinct career path and will discuss their particular expertise. Panelists include:

Jo Damato, CAM, Director of Educational Development and Strategy, NBAA

Robin Bray, Captain, UTFlight (United Technologies)

Paula Kraft, Founder and Co-owner, Tastefully Yours

Mary Miller, Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, Signature Flight Support

Mary Ann Morosky, Captain, Johnson Controls

Lisa Pelate, Flight Technician, Whirlpool Corporation

Jenny Showalter, Director of First Impressions, Showalter Aviation (alternate)

Moderating the panel will be WCA’s President Brenda Miles, Product Director, Team Sikorsky and Piaggio Aero at FlightSafety International.

WCA Member Meeting

Later in the afternoon of March 7, WCA (Booth 404) will host its membership meeting in Coronado P from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes an introduction of volunteers, officers and directors; presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award and Spring scholarships; committee reports; and election of new officers and committee leaders. Immediately following the member meeting, WCA and Walmart will co-host a networking reception from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., giving WCA members the opportunity to meet with corporate aviation industry leaders.

For more information on WCA’s Career Education Panel, visit WCA at Booth 404. To register for the WAI conference, visit: https://www.wai.org/confreg/2014_start.cfm?did=8783.

About Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA)

WCA is a premier 501(C)(3) non-profit premier mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation. Providing networking, mentoring, scholarships, and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals, WCA offers individual and corporate memberships. For more information and to apply for scholarships, visit http://www.wca-intl.org.


‘Last Man on the Moon’ Gene Cernan to Receive NBAA’s Highest Honor at 2013 Convention

Meritorious Service to Aviation Award Recognizes Cernan’s Tirelessness in Promoting Aerospace

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, July 10, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan, the “last man on the moon” and a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs, will receive the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award during a presentation at the association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

The Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, which is the business aviation industry’s most distinguished honor, recognizes Cernan’s extensive contributions to furthering achievements in aviation and aerospace.

A career U.S. Navy aviator, Cernan flew into space three times over his 13 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), first serving as pilot of the Gemini 9 mission (1966) that furthered NASA’s understanding of the techniques required for extra-vehicular activities. He later flew two trips to the moon, serving as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10, NASA’s final proving mission for the vehicle and procedures to be used for the Apollo moon landings, and as commander of Apollo 17, NASA’s final manned moon mission, in 1972.

Cernan retired from the Navy as a captain, and from NASA, in 1976. He holds the distinction of being the last NASA astronaut to walk on the moon’s surface, an experience he says has driven and inspired him throughout all of his subsequent endeavors.

“Gene Cernan often talks about the ‘yearning restlessness’ that he’s experienced since leaving the moon’s Taurus-Littrow valley, and over the past 40 years he’s channeled that energy into tirelessly promoting aviation interests, including business aviation, and humanity’s continuing presence in space,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are pleased to present the NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to a champion of the global aviation community, and an inspiration to the next generation of aerospace pioneers.”

An accomplished pilot, Cernan is also a regular guest at NBAA’s annual Conventions, where he frequently joins other legendary aviators in presenting the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s annual Combs Gates Award, which honors aviation history, research and preservation efforts.

Cernan was awarded a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during a presentation at NBAA’s 2010 Convention. He has been recognized with numerous other noteworthy honors, including the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the FAI International Gold Medal for Space and NASA’s first Ambassador of Exploration Award.

The NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award recognizes extraordinary lifelong professional contributions to aviation. Recipients of the Meritorious Service Award are individuals and groups who built the aviation industry, including business aviation, and who have created an industry and a community around one common denominator – the miracle of flight.

NBAA’s 2013 Convention will take place from Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Henderson Executive Airport (HND). More information is available at http://www.nbaa.org/2013.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 9,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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