Spouses and support crew, this year’s Support Committee events mix business and pleasure.

Monday Social Event (Dec. 4): Enjoy a food and wine pairing cooking demonstration from the chef of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Meet other women in the industry and enjoy a great light lunch and new wines. Reservations are required in advance for this event. RSVP with Cathy Ellett. Sponsored by GarrCo Products, Thrush Aircraft, Star-Flex and Chem-Man.

Wednesday Athena Presentation (Dec. 6): This year’s Athena Project presentation titled, “Five Blades to Propel your Health and Wellness” will cover nutrition and hydration, physical, mental and environmental health, as well as relationships. The program is written by the Athena presenters and committee for office bookkeepers, working loaders, operators, pilots and family members. Whether you’re a spouse, office crew or family member, attend this session to gain inspiration, encouragement, and advice on better ways to serve our operation and the industry. All are invited and no RSVP is required. Sponsored by Chuck Holzwarth Flying Service.

Wednesday Relationship Drift (Dec. 6): The Relationship Drift Session will examine how personal relationships affect pilot decision-making and safety. Men and women should attend this session together, including couples and office crew. The format is similar to the popular Compaass Rose program, but instead of better facilitating ties between inexperienced pilots and more experienced operators, the relationship session is designed to facilitate relations between operators/pilots and their spouses or significant others and office crew. All are invited! Sponsored by Rotorcraft Repair & Manufacturing LLC.