WomenVenture Shaping Up for July AirVenture Opening

Event aims to help the female pilot population grow beyond 6 percent.

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Last year's WomenVenture participants all donned blue t-shirts for their annual photo.EAA

With AirVenture just around the corner, women interested in aviation will again have the opportunity to meet new comrades and potential mentors at the 11th WomenVenture held in conjunction with the largest airshow in the United States.

WomenVenture is presented by The Boeing Company, with additional support from Glasair Aviation, Women in Aviation International, Ninety-Nines Inc., Endeavor Air, Fly Girl LLC, and L3 Aviation Products.

Since 2008, WomenVenture has offered the opportunity to bring together female aviators from throughout the flying community with activities designed to encourage participation by women in aviation. EAA says the female pilot population in the U.S. stubbornly remains at a tiny 6 percent of all aviators.

“WomenVenture is a tremendous experience for women, particularly as it comes during The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration at Oshkosh,” said Kelly Nelson, a pilot and executive editor for EAA publications. “These activities can be a springboard to motivate other women to get involved in aviation, either for fun or as a future career, by presenting activities that motivate, inform and inspire.”

WomenVenture activities include a Monday evening social, a Tuesday evening aviation appreciation dinner, a connect breakfast on Wednesday morning and a power lunch at midday Wednesday. Additionally, women are invited to the Welcome Center to sign the WomenVenture logbook any day during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.