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Our conferences are so much fun! Join us In Toronto, Canada May 9-11, 2017.
 
OUR CONFERENCES ARE SO MUCH FUN!
JOIN US IN TORONTO, CANADA MAY 9-11, 2017
 
More information under conferences (after login) in the main menu above.
 
ISA+21 was founded in 1978 when twenty-one women airline pilots came together for their first conference.
Our purpose is to provide camaraderie and support for women airline pilots.
We raise scholarship money and have donated over $1 MILLION for women aspiring to be airline pilots.


Women in Aviation Conference


ISA+21 will have a booth in the exhibit hall and will be conducting our scholarship interviews.

Our social will be on Friday night, March 3rd, 7pm in the Coronado S event room.


WAI Conference Page




Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

March 2-4, 2017

We're heading to central Florida for our 28th annual International Women in Aviation Conference! Join us at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for all the energy, excitement, and networking the WAI conference is best known for—plus a little Disney magic!

You won't want to miss the keynote speakers, educational sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards, and good times with individuals from all areas of aviation. There's no better place to be inspired, share your enthusiasm, and connect with others who share your passion for the aviation industry. 

Conference Brochure

Disney Coronado Springs Resort

We hope you can join us!




American Airlines Announces Paid Maternity Leave

 

http://thepointsguy.com/2017/01/american-airlines-paid-maternity/


If you run across an American Airlines employee with an extra spring to his or her step, it might be because of the carrier's new maternity policy. Effective March 1, many AA employees will receive “up to 10 weeks of fully paid time off to recover from pregnancy and delivery” and/or “up to $4,000 in financial support and positive space travel related to adoptions.”

American Airlines current maternity policy only allowed six weeks of unpaid time off, as required by law. So this is a massive shift.



An article in August of last year highlighted the issues in the cockpit of trying to be a new mom, so this new policy by American is an exciting step in the ongoing fight for moms. Delta followed suit soon after, announcing six weeks of paid leave. Women pilots at both carriers are beyond excited by these new policies.

Two panels at "Women in Aviation" (Orlando, March 2-4, 2017) highlight the issues flying moms encounter:

Flying Moms:  Managing Motherhood Panel: Friday March 3, 1:45PM


Moms from various flying and family backgrounds discuss how they manage motherhood and their flying jobs. You will har from a panel of married and single moms who fly airline, military, and helicopter jobs while raising a family. Bring your questions and a pen as we reveal our resources for making our jobs easier.

Presented by: Michelle Hovey, Lt. Colonel Tiffany Behr, Taryn Fleet, Randi Freyer, Emily HIller, and Paige Blevins.

Shattering the Glass Cockpit: Creating Positive Change for Women Pilots in Today’s Global Airlines: Saturday March 4th, 1:45PM

The pilots on this panel are breaking through barriers to bring positive policy change for women in the airline industry. Having expertly faced the challenges of being female in the cockpit, including navigating careers while pregnant and pumping after maternity leave, these pilots joined together to engage company and union leaders to make it easier for everyone who follows. Find out what they did, how they did it, and how you can do it at your company—through leadership, collaboration, and action.

Presented by: First Officer Crystal Barrois (Delta), Captain Alison Britton (Skywest), Captain Christina Halli (Delta), First Officer Maggie Linn (American), Captain Kathy McCullough (Retired, NW Airlines), Captain Andrea Nicole Ratfield (Delta), Captain Lynn Tatum (United), Captain Jolanda Witvliet (United), First Officer Jenny Winter, (Delta).

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/business/when-the-captain-is-mom-accommodating-new-motherhood-at-



NEW CAPTAINS!


PLEASE join me in congratulating three women pilots who have recently upgraded to Captain! Congratulations, Captain Deborah Hecker (American Airlines), who is also a chief pilot! Congratulations, Captain Aileen Marie (Atlas Air), who has achieved her lifelong dream of left seat on the mighty 747! Congratulations, Captain Betsy Jordan Donovan (XOJET)—you deserved this promotion long ago!

These ladies have strived for 15 to 20 years to advance as pilots while also pulling many other ladies up with them. Each one is a tremendous role model as pilot and leader in aviation.
CONGRATULATIONS, CAPTAINS!!!!!


Aileen Watkins and Julie Morris

Captain Aileen Watkins and her awesome Check Airman, Julie Morris in the Boeing747 simulator!


Woman Captain in Columbia


YOUNGEST CAPTAIN AT COLUMBIAN AIRLINE

BOGATA, COLUMBIA

MENTORING


SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN AVIATION: THE EFFECT OF MENTORING


Women in the cockpit

UPS 747 pilots, Captain Shannon Jipsen and First Officer Michelle Booth.

Hidden Figures


http://www.npr.org/2016/09/25/495179824/hidden-figures-how-black-women-did-the-math-that-put-men-on-

http://www.thehumancomputerproject.com/

Hidden Figures 2
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.


Flying Downunder


Deb Lawrie in uniform


Tammy Blakey and crew
 
ISA member Captain Tammy Blakey, First Officer Colleen Andersen, and Susan Shaw IRO flying from Los Angeles, California to Melbourne, Australia on a United B787.
 
 

DON'T FLY TIRED

 
 
We all know better than to fly tired. But long haul flights and red eye flying are realities. Until airlines get better at managing schedules and realize the importance of solving this issue, pilots will continue to monitor their own performance and find methods that work for them to manage fatigue. This isn't just a problem in the United States, but internationally as well. Hopefully our unions will step up to the plate and help us solve the problems inherent with flying fatigued.
 
 


 

FIND ISA+21 ON TWITTER!

 
TWITTER
 
 

ISA MEMBERS ON SULLY!


We would love to have you join ISA+21. Check out the qualifications under the membership tab!

LUCY AND HER TWIN SISTER AT SULLY PREMIERE
 
 Lucy Young and her twin sister, Mary, on the right. at the Lincoln Center on September 6, 2016.
Lucy was the copilot in the simulator scene near the end of the movie.
 
Lori Cline was the captain in the other simulator scene.
 
Lori Cline
 
 
 
 
 


 

February 18, 2017 "Come From Away" on Broadway!


American Airlines Flight 49, Paris to Dallas, was one of 38 flights to land in Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11.

Beverley Bass was the captain on that flight. The musical includes her experience in Gander.

http://comefromaway.com/


 
Bev in uniform for website
 
Beverley, now retired, poses with her uniform jacket (pictured above) in Ford's Theatre lobby in Washington DC.
Beverley was American's first captain, but Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo (pictured below) was American Airline's first woman pilot.

Bonnie Tiburzi

Both Bonnie and Beverley are ISA members. Join us!
 
New lapel pin
 
Check out our new ISA pin!
 
Bev pins Jenn
 
Beverley pins Jenn Coella, the lead in the play, "Come From Away," in Seattle with her old ISA pin!
Jenn Colella's credits include If/Then and Chaplin (the latter also had an early staging in La Jolla).
 
 
We saw the play in Seattle and loved it.
 


ISA members in Seattle, November 2015.
 
ISA women in DCA for the play
 
We met in Washington D.C. at the famous Ford's Theatre on September 20, 2016!
The theater holds 661, and there were almost 100 of us, including our guests.
 
 
 
Beverley Bass, pictured below (center) at a talkback with the writers in Seattle.

 
Now we can't wait to go see the play on Broadway. We plan to go this spring, and also in September 2017 at our board meeting. Don't miss it!



AIR NEW ZEALAND

 

 

Eighty years ago, Jean Batten broke a world record with the first solo flight from England to New Zealand. It took 11 days to make the record-breaking trip.

 

This week (10/21/2016), Air New Zealand celebrated the heroic solo journey taken by New Zealand's greatest aviator with an all-female flight crew flying from London to Auckland.

 
Air New Zealand women pilots
 


 




 
 

Ladybirds—The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America

 
Check out the books for sale by our members, listed in the main menu!
 
Lady bird pilots
 
ISA+21 members featured in the book: Cindy Mandel, Lucy Young, Nell Justice, Carole Litten,
Camela (Cammie) McHenry, Terry Rinehart, and Connie Tobias.
 
Ladybirds
 
Co-written by ISA member Lori Griffith Cline, not pictured above, but below!
 
Lori in front of the movie poster
 
 

Quotes from Chairwoman Liz Jennings Clark in Travel Boom article:

 
 
 
          


 
 
 
 
 
Our first convention/conference was in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978.
2015 -  Berlin, Germany
2016 - Newport Beach, CA
2017 - Toronto, Canada
May 9-11
After Conference Side Trip:
May 12 - 14
 
Always fun!
 
 
 
 
 
Slideshow
Conference Group Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
We raise money for our scholarships
at our conferences through member
participation in a silent auction
(member funded) and donations.
 
Last year we gave away two B737NG Type,
1 A320NG Type and a
Multi-engine Instructor rating!
 
Many of our winners have been hired
by major carriers and that is our goal:
more women airline pilots!




 
 

Unmanned Flight

 
More and more flights lately seem to be all women crews. Way to go ladies!
 
Brenda framed
 
Southwest Captain and ISA+21 member Brenda Robinette.


 

ISA+21

 
Thirty-eight years ago, twenty-one women airline pilots started ISA+21.
With members from regional and major airlines, we are over 400 strong!
 
 
 
Claudia Simpson Jones, Denise Blankinship, Jean Harper, Maggie Rose Stryker, Beverley Bass,
Gail Gorski, Mary Bush Shipko, Karen Kahn, Sharon Hilgers Krask, Terry London Rinehart,
Angela Masson, Lennie Sorenson, Stephanie Wallach, Norah O'Neill, Sandra Donnelly, Holly Fulton, Jane Bonny, Lynn Rhoades.

Missing from photo: Emily Warner, Val Cottle Walker, Julie Clark
 
 
Why ISA+21
 
ISA is an acronym for International Standard Atmosphere. The appendage of +21, acknowledges the original 21 members.
(Used in aviation, ISA+21 would mean that the atmosphere was 21 degrees above standard.)
 
We are non-profit organization that raises scholarship money to inspire future generations of women aviators via educational outreach. To date we have donated cash and type rating valued at over One Million Dollars. Our conferences and gatherings celebrate camaraderie and provide support in the aviation industry.
 


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Click Scholarship for information and the application.

Contact Scholarship Chair if you have any questions
 
ISA+21 = largest donor in the world of advanced flight scholarships for women





 
 
 
  


 

 ISA+21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Chairwoman: Liz Jennings Clark
Vice Chairwoman: Tara Traynor Cook
Secretary: Eva Brock
Treasurer: Diane Helly
Membership: Glenys (Gar) Robison
Scholarship: Karen Guadagni
Education & Outreach: Kimberly Osborn
Events: Linda Wright
Communications: Kathy McCullough

 
It is contrary to ISA policy to provide media commentary on accidents, incidents, politicians or
political positions. No member may present an opinion to the media representing ISA without authorization
from the Board of Directors.
 
Regarding requests for commentary on accidents or incidents in the aviation
community, the following language may be used:
 
“Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of those involved in this terrible tragedy. Although I am an airline pilot, I'm not an accident investigator. It would be irresponsible for any of us to speculate on what has occurred. The NTSB will be investigating and providing updates on the progress of the
investigation.”

   
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