Get ready, OSH is coming!
Say NO toÂ crappy weather and think positive thoughts ’cause we need to get to the greatest fly-in on the planet.
My niece Kate & I will be flying my pretty yellow bird to OSH and spending the week. AirVenture runs Monday, July 20 thru Sunday 26, 2015 so come early, stay late, or slip in for however much time you can get away with. If you’re debating it and looking for a recommendation, guidance, testimonial or endorsement, I’m giving it to you in spades!
So what’s the plan?
I’m looking for 3 lady taildragger pilots to participate in a “Vintage in Review” program Thursday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. To be eligible you must fly a Vintage or Antique taildragger to AirVenture and be willing to display your aircraft on the Vintage ramp beginning Wednesday right after the airshow. The aircraft would remain there till Thursday after the airshow. Host Ray Johnson will interview all three lady taildragger pilots as part of Thursday’s “Vintage in Review” program. Your aircraft must fit into one of these categories:
Antique â€“ December 17, 1903 through August 31, 1945
Classic â€“ September 1, 1945 through December 31, 1955
Contemporary â€“ January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970
Please let me know if you would like to participate.
Join LadiesLoveTaildraggers for lunch at AirVenture 2015. We’ll be meeting two times the week of OSH so take your pick. If you’d like to purchase LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirts they will be available.
#1) Tuesday, July 21, 12:30 pm, LadiesLoveTaildraggers Lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Terrace Cafe. We have reservations for a big group so come if you can. Ride the North 40 bus and ask them to stop at the Hilton. If you havenâ€™t been to this rooftop restaurant, itâ€™s the best spot in all of AirVenture to see the airport.Â Allow extra time â€“ itâ€™s a long way over there.
Wednesday is Women In Aviation day. Be sure and make your reservations for their Wednesday Breakfast and Lunch.
Wednesday, July 22,Â 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.,EAA Nature Center,Â WomenVenture WAI Connect Breakfast.Â $15 per person (advance rate, until July 15), $20 per person (after July 15 or onsite).Â Join us for breakfast and connect with fellow WAI members and aviation enthusiasts at Oshkosh! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, mingle with other WAI members and a few special guests.Â WAI Connect Breakfast Speaker will be Jessica Cox. Jessica is recognized internationally as an inspirational keynote speaker. Born without arms, Jessica now flies airplanes, drives cars and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot's certificate. Convinced that the way we think has a greater impact on our lives than our physical constraints, she chose to pursue a degree in psychology at the University of Arizona. Since then she has traveled to 20 countries sharing her inspirational message.Â Purchase Breakfast Tickets: WAI Members should purchase tickets for the breakfast online in the Members Only Section and Guests can register at https://www.wai.org/eventreg/event_start.cfm?did4=25 or by calling WAI headquarters at (937) 839-4647.Â After breakfast, head to show center for our traditional photo of women in aviation at the show. The WomenVenture photo will be at 11:00am on Boeing Plaza.
The WomenVenture Power Lunch will feature speakers Cindy Hasselbring, WAI 22909, who leads and coordinates STEM education initiatives for the Maryland State Department of Education and Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, WAI 33020, NOAA Administrator. Cindy has passionately pursued her dream of traveling to space and recently interviewed for NASA's Astronaut Candidate Program. Kathryn is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut, and intrepid explorer.Â For more information on the day's events and to register for the Power Lunch (tickets $5) visitwww.airventure.org/womenventure
#2) Thursday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. Come and support your sister taildragger pilots at the “Vintage in Review” program featuring our LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ members and their aircraft. Come early to get a seat in the bleachers and wear your LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirts in support of our ladies!
#3) Friday, July 24, 12:30 pm. Same as Tuesday. LadiesLoveTaildraggers Lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Terrace Cafe. We have reservations for a big group so come if you can. Ride the North 40 bus and ask them to stop at the Hilton. If you havenâ€™t been to this rooftop restaurant, itâ€™s the best spot in all of AirVenture to see the airport.Â Allow extra time â€“ itâ€™s a long way over there.
Let me know if we’re missing opportunities to get together as a group; meetups? seminars? parties? If you have an event you would like to invite our members to, please send a message to LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com.