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Women in Aviation, International Receives Bequest from Aviation Pioneer



Women in Aviation, International (WAI) announced today that the organization has received a bequest of approximately $203,000 from the estate of Arlene Elliott who passed away in January 2010.  This is the single, largest bequest ever received by WAI.

Along with her husband Herb, Arlene Elliott founded Elliott Aviation in 1936 which today has more than 250 employees in seven states.

Mrs. Elliott was inducted into WAI’s Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1999.  At that time, she was honored as a steady promoter of general aviation who was instrumental in the turnaround of the bankers’ attitude toward the financing of general aviation aircraft, leading to many years of service on the board of a local bank.

"This bequest to our organization will be used to further the work of WAI to provide opportunities for women and men seeking careers in aviation," said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian.  "Through the gift she has provided, Arlene’s strong spirit will live on through the individuals who will directly benefit from her generosity.  We are thankful to Arlene and Herb for remembering WAI in their trust."

At the time of her passing, Arlene’s son, Wynn Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elliott Aviation said, "My mom was a loving wife, and a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  But more than that, she was truly an aviation pioneer and one of the first great women in the industry."

Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.  For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org


Connie Lawrence                                                                                  937-839-4647 Phone
Women in Aviation International                                                               937-839-4645 Fax

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wg cdr kj'kojak
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 5:48 AM
Three cheers for Arlene.Arlene goodnight may your soul rest in peace as i am sure it is but we need to put in a bit into alt av fuel research-not screw up the atmos with ATF!!regards kojak 412 jock
# HenryYao
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:26 AM
Since the name of your magazine is Rotocraft, I think it would be remiss not to mention the "Whirly-Girls" --- the earliest women rotocraft pilots.
Some of the earliest fundtional helicopters would also include the Brantly B series helicopters. Heidi Berger was the first female to fly over the Alsps in a Brantly B2 helicopter on August 25, 1961. The flight from Nurenburg to Zurich (290 km) took 1 hour and 45 minutes and had set the record for the amount to time in which she made the flight.

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