2022 Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day
Vol.8 Issue 8
Tulsa Tech – Riverside Campus Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day

For those of you who enjoy hangar talk and listening to stories about successful women, then this symposium and luncheon is for you. This event is open to the public and celebrates the 6th Annual event.

It will be held at Tulsa Tech – Riverside Campus on Friday, December 9th from 9:30am-1pm. Ticket prices range from $15-$25.

In honor of the significant impact women have made to aviation in our State and to our industry, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in community partnership with Tulsa International Airport, the Oklahoma Air and Space Forces Association, and Spirit AeroSystems will commemorate this annual event with an in-person luncheon at Tulsa Tech - Riverside Campus. They will welcome honored guest and keynote speaker Sam Marnick, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Spirit AeroSystems.

The forum, reserved for Aviation and Aerospace enthusiasts and personnel, will provide an amazing opportunity to learn more about Aviation and Aerospace to encourage Oklahomans to dream big and find their passion in our exciting industry.

The history of Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day began in 2017 when the Aeronautics Commission presented a bill to the Oklahoma legislature, which was enacted into law, to officially recognize the contribution of Oklahoma women in the State’s aviation and aerospace industry, on December 9th, annually.

The date marks the birth of the famous Chickasaw aviator, Pearl Carter Scott, of Marlow, Oklahoma. Scott learned to fly at the age of 13 under legendary aviator Wiley Post. She became the youngest pilot in the United States with her first solo flight on September 12, 1929 - the same year that Amelia Earhart established the female pilot group, the Ninety-Nines.

The agenda for the event includes:







Aviation & Aerospace Professional Development Panel, Auditorium
This six-person professional panel will bring together top aviation and aerospace industry leaders to discuss their climbs to cruising altitude in their respective careers while addressing current concerns and hurdles facing sustainable aviation growth and what decisions and actions will be required to ensure a bright aerospace future. Due to limited seating, attendees will sign up for this option after purchasing their ticket. (Max Capacity 350)
Col Robin M. Cavanaugh is the Vice Commander, 138 Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard
Dr. Brenda Rolls, Frontier Electronics, Stillwater
Rebecca Pettenski, Project Manager at L3 Harris
Lt. Col. Jaclyn McCormick, Tinker Air Force Base
Kathryn Plunkett, Production Supervisor, Engine & APU, American Airlines,
Robin Hadfield, President, Ninety-Nines International
Celebrity Moderator: Capt. SueAnn Alexander, Delta Airlines, Tulsa

Static Displays, Booth hangar activities, flight simulators, recruiters, Sooner Flight Academy, TASM, and 99s T-shirt

Lunch Program Begins


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