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2019 Scholarships Due November 12, 2019!

It is SCHOLARSHIP season!  This year we are offering a total of $3000 in two substantial awards:

  • $1500 towards flying or a rating
  • $1500 towards educational expenses

Did you know that Chicago’s Leading Edge has been giving out scholarships exclusively to our members since 2012?  And in that time we have awarded nearly $16,000 to local members!  Because we offer our scholarships only to CLE members in good standing, you are eligible to apply for three from Women in Aviation International-Scholarships (and win one) AND apply for both of ours (and win one)! The deadlines are the same, November 12th, see the attached applications and contact us with questions.

September Event

If you couldn’t make the production or just can’t get enough-join us at South Barrington AMC on September 11th to see the background of this amazing story.  Purchase tickets through Fandango  AND if you would like to join us for dinner at Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010 at 5pm for dinner beforehand, reply to this email.

When:  September 11th 7pm

Where:  AMC South Barrington 24

175 Studio Drive
South Barrington, IL 60010

Cost:  $13.33

August Events

Sunday, August 25th-EAA #579 Young Eagles Rally 7:30am-1:30pm to volunteer email: youngeagles579@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 28th-Inaugural Women in Scouting fundraiser at Garlands of Barrington, 6:30pm $50 (see attached flyer)

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.