- Raise the consciousness of people that Earhart was not the only woman of accomplishment in aviation.
Dr. Peggy Baty held the First Annual Women in Aviation Conference, about 150 women and men from 17 states attended. There were no commercial exhibitors. Women in Aviation, has over 1,600 attendees at the 8th Annual Conference from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Major aviation manufacturers and service companies now vie for exhibit space with over 100 exhibitors attending the conference. Women In Aviation have a membership roster of over 2,000 women and men.
Although many of the members are pilots, that is not a requirement and the organization has a wide range of aviation professionals including air traffic controllers, aviation maintenance technicians, engineers, astronauts, writers, attorneys, airport managers, flight attendants, dispatchers, etc. and students are most welcome. She was determined to raise the consciousness of people that Earhart was not the only woman of accomplishment in aviation. There have been thousands over the years, and I felt the conference would be a fine way to accomplish this end. The main goal of Women in Aviation, according to Dr. Baty is to, “encourage and assist students and young women to consider aviation as a career.