Women in Aviation Conference Being Held at Pearl Harbor this Weekend

Media Release:

Saturday, the second day of the first annual Women in Aviation Conference attracted the career-oriented and those interested in aviation at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The Conference opened yesterday, Friday and runs through tomorrow, Sunday, April 18, with today, Saturday, being the big day.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Volunteer Angel Uherek and Education Coordinator April Emerson hosted the first annual Women in Aviation Conference at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor this weekend through Sunday.

Women in Aviation features enhanced exhibits, seminars, talks, an aviation career fair, and a showing of the film, Amelia with discussion about the contribution women have made to the field of aviation. The conference is free with Museum admission and over 500 attended the Museum today, many participating in the Conference exhibits and presentations.

CDR Kristen Herr-Garrett of JPAC was one of the guest presenters at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor today at their first annual Women in Aviation Conference. The conference was free for Museum attendees

Seminars and talks were presented today by: the Aloha Chapter of the 99s, the women’s aviation organization whose first president was Amelia Earhart; Hawaiian Airlines pilot Cindy Fluai and SkyWest pilot Suzy Swim who spoke on “History & Our Roles in Aviation; Commander Kristen Herr-Garrett of JPAC who spoke on “A Day in the Life of a Female Aviator;” Robin Jackson, who spoke on “African American Women in Aviation,” and Evelyn Greene of Honolulu Community College who made a presentation on the college’s Aeronautic Program.

The Career Fair today, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm was a popular feature with national and local companies’ and organizations’ booths throughout the lobby. It gave aspiring aviators and aviation enthusiasts an opportunity to network with those who work in the field, from pilots to mechanics.

A career fair was held at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor this weekend, Friday through Sunday, part of the first annual Women in Aviation Conference hosted by the Museum.

The feature film Amelia was shown Friday & will be shown again Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Museum Theatre, with an historical talk by Burl Burlingame. Amelia tells the story of the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart.

Aviation Prizes:

A Robin Olds signed F-4 Phantom II Model Plane, Stearman Biplane Rides, flights on Mokulele/go!, signed aviation books by Museum Curator Jim Goodall, Museum memberships and logowear are among the prizes to be given away at the end of the Conference. All guests can enter and need not be present to win.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “The conference is designed to encourage individuals to become active participants in the aviation community and to create interest in the fields of math and science, in keeping with our mission to educate young and old.”

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air conditioned shuttle buses from the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. Museum admission tickets are available online at PacificAviationMuseum.org or at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. A free flight simulator coupon is available online. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Daily, visitors from all over the world view the vintage aircraft collection, enjoy hands on technology experiences including combat flight simulators, hear moving stories told by veteran docents, and experience “The Date Which Shall Live In Infamy” through historic films and audio.  The Museum gift shop and restaurant are unique in their offerings and their authentic 1940s ambiance.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region, and preserves Pacific aviation history. The Museum provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.

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