Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day Event to Be Held December 9th at Tulsa Tech

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 the state’s sixth annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day 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, and it 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.

Email Sandra Shelton at sshelton@oac.ok.gov for more information.