Aviation for Women Conference

Meet and speak to women Airline pilots (Qantas Airlines), Air Traffic Controllers, Firefighters, Aircraft Mechanic and Cabin Crew (Virgin Airlines).

Moorabbin Flying Services in conjunction with the Australian Women Pilot’s Association is dedicated to supporting a higher representation of women in the aviation industry.

This is mainly intended for teenaged girls in middle-late secondary school (although it is open to all ages) who are looking at a career in aviation. If you have a keen interest in learning more about a career as a pilot, cabin crew member, air traffic controller or aviation fire fighter we would like to welcome you to our inaugural “Aviation for Women” conference.

The day will provide an opportunity to speak with women working in the various fields within the industry and to take part in a range of activities designed to for you to experience and discover what it’s like to be part of the exciting field.

The conference will be held on Saturday the 3rd of June, 2016 at our Ground Theory Centre, 55 Grange Rd in Cheltenham, Victoria.

Contact:  Mark from MFS on 0395808822 or Peta Denham Harvey on 0417144113.

Event time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Cath Tomlinson started in aviation in 2001 and has been a flight instructor, charter pilot, joined Qantas as a second officer on a B747-400 and is now a First Officer on a B737.

Gemma became a cabin crew member at Virgin Australia in February 2015. As cabin crew, Gemma has travelled to every major city in Australia and to international short haul destinations, Bali and Fiji. Gemma aspires to fly to international long haul destinations such as Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi as the next step in her career as cabin crew.

Allanah Parker has experience as a pilot, air traffic controller and member of the New Zealand Air Force. She is currently an Operational Training Specialist ATS school.

Adrian Webb has a long career as an aviation rescue fire fighter. He is currently a Relationship & Standards Specialist, Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting School.

Nicholle Sullivan is a career air traffic controller, and currently an instructor for the Air Traffic Services School.

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