Dear Members,

We have been closely tracking the corona virus (COVID-19) situation and the effects it is having across the globe and in light of the most recent developments, I want to offer my support to you, as you too come to grips with this unprecedented challenge.

COVID-19 is expected to continue to disrupt business and aviation operations for some time. It will also impact many of you on a personal level in some way.

I want to assure you that all of us at WAI Australia, are actively monitoring the situation in respect of the broader impacts on aviation and those affected by this pandemic. It is clear that we as an organisation will need to support each other over the next few months to help each other through this unprecedented event.

Due to the many cancellations and postponed events that our Chapter had previously committed to participating in, we have had to revisit our events calendar for the next few months. We are currently continuing our plans for our Emerging Leaders programs, to be run in both Perth and regional NSW later in the year, as well as our annual Girls in Aviation Day events.  The dates for these events are currently being finalized.

We are also aware that many of our members may be juggling the challenges of working and possibly having children at home, so we wanted to share with members the latest from our international team regarding the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offer to accelerate the availability of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for kids to begin using today.

Rest assured the team at WAI Australia is fully committed to supporting all of our members throughout these challenging times and we will be in-touch with you all to notify of all updated events and details.  We are continuing to work towards the development of some online and virtual tools that will assist our membership, watch this space for updates!

Please see below for the details of postponed events from our Chapter Calendar.

Current WAI AUSTRALIAN Events 2020 – As per our published Calendar

April – Canberra Airport open day – Postponed TBA

May – Wings over Illawarra Airshow –Postponed TBA

June – 16- 18 th Rotortech Brisbane – TBA

June/July  – EML DUBBO POSTPONED final dates TBC