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Women in Aviation Tampa Bay Chapter celebrates 10 years!

The concept for the Women in Aviation Tampa Bay Chapter was born in April 2014 when aviation enthusiasts, Angye Fox and Daniel Funk, attended the Sun 'n Fun event in Lakeland. While exploring the many tables of vendors and sponsors they stopped at the Women in Aviation International table where they met Audra Hoy who was then the WAI Chapter Coordinator. Audra said, "Hey, we don't have a chapter in the Tampa Bay area. Would the two of you consider starting one?" So they did! Our first official meeting was on June 3, 2014 at the Jet Center which is now Sheltair. From attendees of the first meeting, Daniel Funk, Aleta Vinas, and Angye Fox are still Chapter members to this day.

Angye and Daniel are hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 1. We hope to see you there!

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WAITB May Event!

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Facility Tour!

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10am - 12noon

Security procedures require specific information from guests.

Please complete the RSVP form in its entirety.

 



More details available as we get closer to the event date.
We are the largest and busiest Air Station in the Coast Guard. In addition to the local area, our Area of Operations includes the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean basin, and the Bahamas. We constantly maintain deployed H-60s for Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), a joint DEA, Coast Guard, Bahamian Turks and Caicos anti-drug and migrant smuggling operation in the Bahamas. We also have C-130s deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) operations in the Caribbean. This is done while simultaneously maintaining a constant Bravo Zero Search and Rescue response at home in Florida.

Volunteers needed

Girls in Aviation Day is just around the corner!

This year's event takes place Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Sheltair Tampa.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite

More details available soon.

Planning for the 10th annual Girls in Aviation Day has begun and we need your help.

To learn more and express interest, please complete the Volunteer forms.

GIAD Planning 

Additional events have been added to the calendar for which we need volunteers. 

We have the opportunity to be represented at the 4th Annual Sunshine State Drone event on December 7, 2024

 Drone Event Volunteer

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