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CLE Polos for sale!

We know it’s blazing hot outside, but we’re looking forward to cooler temps this fall so we can rock our new and improved 1/4 zips! Upon much request, we have revamped our chapter attire: The Tonal Blend 1/4 Zip Pullover is made from 100% lightweight sublimated polyester moisture management/antimicrobial fabric. Features include self fabric collar with 7″ locking zipper, thumb hole in sleeves and an embroidered Chapter logo on the front left. We are offering WOMEN AND MEN sizes.

Please order accordingly! Each 1/4 zip is $40 (2XL +$3) and payment can be made through the Fundraising Page Donate tab on our chicagosleadingedge.org website. SHIPPING IS NOT AVAILABLE. Method of pickup will be from future chapter events. In some cases, arrangement for pickup with Karyn can be made, but not guaranteed.

Order your new Chicago’s Leading Edge 1/4 zip today through our Eventbrite site!

We are taking orders now through TUESDAY, AUGUST 13th.

Tickets to Come From Away Available

Due to scheduling conflicts, a few of our members that originally reserved tickets to see Come From Away can no longer attend. As a result, we are allowing any chapter members who are interested to claim these tickets. We are officially have FOUR tickets available for this event – they will be determined on a first come first served basis.

This incredible show is about a small town in Canada that took in the passengers of diverted flights on 9/11. And how the whole town and the 7,000 stranded passengers & flight crew came together over a period of tragic and confusing days…We’ve reserved a block of tickets for August 14th at 7:30pm. Our ticket block is in the front of the balcony, and tickets are $71 each. Payment will be made to the Chicago’s Leading Edge Paypal account. chicagosleadingedge.org

Respond to chicagosleadingedge.org with your RSVP if you’re interested in joining us and reserving one of our remaining tickets! Again, first come, first served!

Chicago Air and Water Show Opportunity!

We have an exclusive opportunity to offer young ladies ages 14+ to get a behind the scenes look at the Red Arrows, who will be in town for the Chicago Air and Water show!  Participants will be bussed down to Gary to tour the Red Arrows operation and be given a briefing before the pilots depart for their performance for the show.  Please reply to this email if you have a teenage girl who would like to attend.

Who:  Royal Airforce aerobatic team, the Red Arrows

When:  August 17th

Where:  Gary airfield (transportation provided)

Why: Provide teenage young ladies an inside look at their operations

Visit their website to learn about the Red Arrows

 

United Airlines NOC Tour

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our June tour of United Airlines NOC!  It looks like everyone had a great time.  Check out our events tab to see what’s coming up next on our calendar!

Chicago Executive Airport 5K Run/Walk

The Chicago Executive Airport 5K Run/Walk is only a week away!  The time and place is 8am on June 29th, Saturday, Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL.  There’s still plenty of time to sign up if you’re interested at PWK 5K RUN/WALK REGISTRATION

Address:

Chicago Executive Airport (PWK)

1020 Plant Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

Online registration until June 28th: $35, Online registration day of June 29th: $40.  If you are participating, we will meet next to the registration table. For more information, please refer to the link above!! We hope to see as many of you out there!

June Chapter Meeting – June 27th

We have a very unique opportunity to tour the 2018 World’s Busiest Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport on June 27th.  Thanks to a CLE member and the Chicago Department of Aviation, we have a chance to check out the newest runway construction project going on Runway 9C-27C along with other updates going on at O’Hare!!
There is limited capacity and a strict background requirement for security reasons.  We will need everyone to provide their FULL NAME, GENDER, BIRTHDATE along with a SIDA badge number (ONLY if you hold an ORD employee badge) by June 7th!  Please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

May Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 29th

Please join us on May 29 at 11:00am for a tour of the United Airlines Network Operations Center (NOClocated in the Willis Tower. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse inside the “mission control” of one of the world’s largest airlines. We will meet in the Willis Tower lobby on the Franklin Street side at 10:45am and then be escorted up to the 27th floor by a United Airlines tour guide. If you’d like to join us, you must RSVP to this email with your full name so we can add you to the security list.
Address and parking details are below.  If you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see everyone there!
Address: Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606. (Please use the Franklin Street Entrance)
 
Parking: Tower Self Park211 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606. Entrances are located on Adams Street. and Franklin Street. The Willis Tower is right across the street from the Franklin Street entrance.

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter Voted Best Logo!

Chicago’s Leading Edge has won the logo contest at the 2019 WAI Conference in Long Beach!  Thanks to Howard Pae, Beth Rehm, Kelly Jeffries, Pat Tiner and Pam Brophy for their efforts to give our logo visibility at the WAI conference!  The prize is a free-standing banner for our chapter!

April – Outreach Volunteer Month

April is “Outreach Volunteer Month” here at Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation!  We have several opportunities for anyone that is interested in giving back.

  • April 13th – STEM-a-Palooza East Aurora school district.
  • April 14th – Paper airplane invitational at Hamilton Elementary.
  • April 25th – “What It’s Like To Be: Pilot w/ Women in Aviation” at The Bridge Teen Center on Thursday, April 25th from   4:30-5:30pm. 
  • April 27th – 1pm-3pm, 40th Annual fly-over and tribute to America’s pioneering and colorful women in aviation at the Bessie Coleman memorial at Lincoln cemetery.

If you’d like to volunteer for any of these events, contact us at chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.

AeroSTEM Expo – March 30th

The AeroSTEM Expo is a FREE event that introduces inner-city youth to the aviation and aerospace fields and mentors career aspirations that may ultimately lead to well-paying, satisfying careers in flight and aerospace. Participants will interact with flight simulators, mini-drones, and robots. Additionally, industry professionals will provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities.

AeroSTEM will take place on March 30th at ITT 9am-1pm.

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter assisting the organization with volunteers.  If you’d like to volunteer for the event, sign-up at www.avioninstitute.org