Peggy Young, 87, the first director of the Museum of Aviation, died January 24 in Alexandria, Virginia, after suffering a stroke.

Peggy became the first director of the Museum of Aviation Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center in 1988. According to her obituary, under her direction the museum, which began with $20 in private funds, two airplanes, a 43-acre site and a great idea, grew into the "Crown Jewel of Middle Georgia." When Peggy retired in 1997 the Peggy B. Young Education Center was dedicated in the Century of Flight Hangar.

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The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame is offering five scholarships in 2014, two of which will be offered for the first time: the Jeff Baum Scholarship and the Robert Payzer Memorial/EAA Chapter 640 Scholarship.

The Jeff Baum Scholarship is a $250 award, established by Avfuel Corporation, for those pursuing a career in aviation business management. The $500 Robert Payzer Memorial/EAA Chapter 640 Scholarship is for students in any aviation or aerospace discipline.

These new scholarships will be awarded in 2014, along with WAHF’s original scholarships: the $1,000 Carl Guell...

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour will honor the women of Boeing on Saturday, March 15, 2014, with a book signing and luncheon event to celebrate the publication of Trailblazers: The Women of The Boeing Company . The author and many of the women featured in the book are scheduled to attend.

The book signing begins at 10:30 a.m. with Boeing pilots and trailblazers Patricia Beckman, WAI 17; Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, WAI 42914; Megan Robertson; Eleanor Dickson; Sandra Jeffcoat; Nelda Lee, WAI 15; Loraine Bratset; Diana Rhea; and Laurette Koellner available...

We’re proud to announce that four more inspiring women will be inducted into WAI’s Pioneer Hall of Fame this year. Col. Nancy Currie (ret.), Beryl Markham, Dr. Sally Ride, and Sheila Scott will be honored in a ceremony during the closing banquet of the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference on March 8 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

“We honor these women so that their names and accomplishments are never forgotten,” said Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI president and founder. “These are women who didn’t just break down barriers; they opened the door for other women as well.”...

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is expanding its sponsorship program to include 12 initial memberships to the organization, valued at $75 each. The sponsorships are available to women with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating, who are not yet Whirly-Girls members, to join at no cost and take advantage of the organization's member benefits including participation in its scholarship program. The memberships will be awarded at HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California, in February. It is not necessary to be present to be considered. The deadline for application is February 10. Click here for the application...

A fundraising effort that began earlier this year will celebrate sweet success tomorrow morning (Jan. 1) when a float dedicated to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) travels down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, as part of the 2014 Rose Parade .

The float, titled "Our Eyes Are on the Stars," was built by Fiesta Parade Floats and is sponsored by the Wingtip-to-Wingtip Association through generous donations collected throughout 2013. It will feature 8 WASP on the float and a group walking alongside, representing the progress the United States has made in aviation,...

Britain's MailOnline.com reports that British Airways is accepting applicants into its cadet training program until November 26, and they're actively looking for more female pilots to apply!

"Even though we have more female pilots than any other UK carrier, the number doesn't nearly represent the general population, and I actively encourage any women considering a career in flying to apply," Capt. Stephen Riley, British Airways Director of Flight Operations, told MailOnline.com.

Read the full story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2510471/British-Airways-...

Women in Aviation, International was saddened to learn of the passing of Dot Swain Lewis on September 9, 2013. A 2004 inductee into the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame, Dot was one of 10 female pilots taught to be an instructor at Phoebe Omlie's Women's Research Flight Instructor School from late 1942 to early 1943. She went on to accept a position teaching the WASP to fly and later became a WASP herself.

Dot passed away at the mountain home she built in Fern Valley, Idyllwild, Califonia, 21 days before her 98th birthday.

Read her full bio on the WASP Final Flight blog.

Southwest Airlines has added four Boeing 737NG type ratings to the roster of 85 scholarships offered to Women in Aviation International members. Anyone who was a member of WAI as of November 1, 2013, is eligible to apply (free!). For these SWA scholarships only, the deadline to apply has been extended to December 1, 2013. The original deadline for all other scholarships remains November 18, 2013.

“What a tremendous opportunity Southwest is offering our members,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “We are grateful to Southwest, along with the other airlines and organizations...

Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides grants for a number of individuals and organizations doing great work in general aviation. To date more than 350 awards have been given, providing worthy applicants the funding and recognition that is so vital for folks working on new ideas.

This year's deadline for applications is December 15. Applications must meet certain criteria and fit into the Fund's seven major program areas

Projects receiving awards reflect the remarkable goals and accomplishments of the grant recipients and the value of their contributions, often as...

The Louisville chapter of Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) has announced an all-inclusive scholarship to attend the 2014 International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida (March 6-8, 2014). The scholarship for first-time attendees includes all registration fees, round-trip airfare, room and board, and transportation between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

In addition to the AWAM Scholarship Checklist items you must:

Be female. Be a senior or recent graduate of a Bachelors program in aviation maintenance...

--> Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) presented 11 winners with aviation-related training scholarships at its annual scholarship luncheon October 23, during the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Las Vegas. Among the winners were four Women in Aviation, International members, including:

Ana Ayala (WAI #52236), who received the CAE Simuflite CitationJet 3 Initial Training Scholarship valued at $22,000 for training to broaden awareness in corporate aviation and assist with developing her career path. Allison Couch (WAI #44181...

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