In our Aug/Sept issue, Rob Erdos muses on float flying and we discuss night aerial firefighting. Plus: Air Canada in the pandemic, KF Aerospace at 50 and Canadians in the Battle of Britain.
Despite the canceled #OSH20, Women in Aviation International (WAI) is dedicated to kicking off the virtual WomenVenture for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with the 25th annual connect breakfast featuring dynamic virtual speaker Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour. While this year’s WAI event will be virtual via a Zoom webinar, it will be free to all and features Armour on a 60-minute live interactive session for pre-registered attendees.
Leveraging her Get Gutsy mindset, Armour propelled herself from beat cop to U.S. Marine Corps combat pilot in a record-breaking three years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground.
FlyGirl will share highlights of this mindset during her July 22 presentation.
This event is free thanks to sponsors Avemco and United Airlines. The first 50 registrants will receive a special FlyGirl offer. Registration is required, but free here.
“We are thrilled that FlyGirl is bringing her inspiration, amazing energy, and engaging message virtually to our members and friends during the EAA Spirit of Aviation Week this month,” said WAI chief executive officer, Allison McKay. “While we can’t gather in-person this year, we are proud to continue our Oshkosh breakfast tradition for the 25th year, when connecting, even virtually, is more important than ever.”