Women In Aviation Conference Wraps In Reno


Women in Aviation International (WAI) wrapped up its 15th annual conference Saturday night, closing as usual with a banquet and the distribution of dozens of scholarships and grants for flight and maintenance training. This year’s largesse totaled over $400,000. More than 2,000 people came to the conference in Reno, Nev., in search of career opportunities, guidance, or just inspiration and camaraderie. At the opening session, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James Roche got a standing ovation when he announced the U.S. Air Force will distribute information to its personnel about WAI and its programs. Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization that works to provide networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women in the aviation and aerospace industries. Membership is open to all.