Promoting the Profession at Women in Aviation Conference

This week, thousands gathered in Nashville, Tenn., for the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference. The event, hosted by Women in Aviation, International (WAI) is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women who choose to build a career in the aviation industry. 

From seminars on the current state of the industry to meeting with representatives from all corners of it, attendees were given valuable exposure to a wealth of education and networking opportunities.

Throughout the three-day conference, pilots from ALPA’s Education and Membership committees, supported by ALPA staff, worked together to serve as a resource to the thousands of curious attendees who sought information about various aviation career paths for women.

Students from ALPA’s Aviation Collegiate Education Club, including the chapters at Embry-Riddle, SIU, Prescott, and Lewis, also participated this year, sharing the aviation student perspective on ALPA’s resources in Aviation Accreditation Board, International schools.    

ALPA’s annual presence at the WAI Conference is just one example of our continued commitment to the profession and our passion for encouraging young pilots to fulfill their dreams of becoming airline pilots. 

In addition to showcasing ALPA resources and providing aspiring aviators with the opportunity to engage with members at this year’s conference, we are also celebrating influential women throughout ALPA’s history in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Female aviators have been making tremendous contributions to the profession since Emily Howell was hired as the first female airline pilot in 1973. 

Interested in launching your airline career? Visit ALPA’s Cleared to Dream for information and resources. 

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