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Major Aviation Events in 2017 December 27, 2017

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February: Women In Aviation Conference – Ladies, it’s time to celebrate being part of aviation. Though it’s a male dominated industry even today you could give yourself a pat on the back for being a successful part of it as a woman; in any capacity. This conference brings together strong women to find additional opportunities, work together, connect, and more. Plus, you get to be by Disney.

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April: Sun N’ Fun – SUN ‘n FUN was created by a small group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts. The annual event, held in April, has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention. Hands on learning for all ages means sharpening your skills and increasing your aviation game is at your fingertips.

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June: ModAero – “Engaging the next generation of aviation.”  MODAERO aims to replenish these source waters in order to once again grow GA by attracting the next generation of Aviation. This shows that aviation isn’t just for adults, isn’t just for men, it’s for every age and every gender. A must see event for those looking to inspire the next generation and up their game by creating a diverse group of industry connections.

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June: Flight Attendant Show – This provides flight crew with the most cutting edge in safety technology and the newest in FA industry goings on. It’s a must see for cabin crew to be on top of their game and sharpen their skill set. Perhaps not the first on the list for a pilot but should one of the top three for flight attendants.

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June: Canadian Women In Aviation – Women in aviation around the world deserve the proper recognition. This conference recognizes the women in aviation in Canada that have come together to help each other up, further education, and more. , WAI promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of women in aviation. This includes historic notables such as Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Eileen Collins, Jeana Yeager, Nicole Malachowski and many others.

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July: 99’s International Conference – “The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.” Women standing together to help each other success is always going to be better than pushing one another down. The 99’s understand that and support women in aviation everywhere.

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July: EAA Oshkosh Airventure – Filled dazzling displays of aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, concerts to keep you rockin’ into the night, and much, much more. This is where adventure takes flight. It’s a must see for all pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

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October: NBAA Business Aviation Conference – Ranked one of the six largest trade shows in the United States this is where the business of aviation hits the ground with thousands of professionals from around the country. Bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers, customers, and more. This is one you must see! You’ll get vital work accomplished with your peers, make new connections, and more.

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October: Air Traffic Controller Conference – Aviation requires a team of capable, smart, and adventurous people to keep things running smoothly. Especially when we’re talking about who controls the traffic in the air. This is the conference where air traffic control comes together to network, see the latest in tech, and more.

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Best Places To Aurora Borealis Hunt December 11, 2017

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The sky is often ablaze with beautiful sights such as colorful sunsets, breathtaking sunrises, eclipse moons, blood moons, and more. But perhaps one of the most beautiful sights of all that the sky has to offer are the aurora borealis. The unique colors and movement make for a once in a lifetime experience that’s worth the trip. If you want to check this off your travel list here are the places you should go:

Alaska Northern Lights – Probably the first thing you think of when going to see these beautiful lights in the sky. One of the most common places to go located right in the US! Alaska’s location within “the zone” means you’re almost guaranteed to see spectacular light displays. Be sure to move as far away from the city lights as possible to get the fullest experience.

Denmark Norwegian Sea Islands – Denmark is a beautiful country, filled with many historic locations to drink in. The lights at night is definitely on the list of to-do’s while in Denmark. North of Scotland between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, the Faroe Island archipelago is mostly known for puffins and Viking folklore.

Scotland Weather Break – This aurora shows up in varying shades of intense green, offering a very Scotish style to their location.  The British isles are known for stormy, foggy, and cloudy weather—far from ideal conditions for observing the sky, but on those rare occasions when thick cloud covers break momentarily it will the worth the wait as you’ll be able to see the lights in full glory.

Canada North of The Border – Pristine lakes, glamping, and other unique experiences surround your ability to see the lights in Canada.  Head to the town of Whitehorse within the Yukon Territory to best see the swirling lights.

Norway Polar Lights – The northern town of Tromsø teems with Aurora Borealis activity when those extended summer days are long gone. It’s located ideally above the arctic circle. It’s one of the top locations to see the lights because of the location and crystal clear viewing space. The town also boasts the world’s most northerly university, brewery, and planetarium. You can cruise Norway’s fjord-lined coast aboard a Hurtigruten ship and get wake-up calls to head out on the deck when the lights appear.

Sweden Blue Holes – Uniquely these lights move in a circular motion which is why they have the name blue holes. The area around Abisko in Swedish Lapland is scientifically proven to be an ideal viewing spot due to a unique micro-climate. So, there is no argument that this may have to he the number one spot to see those lights.

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