Support Committee Events

NAAA Ag Aviation Expo
December 5-8, 2022 ♦ Knoxville, TN
Attention, ladies (and gentlemen) attending the NAAA Ag Aviation Expo! Join the Support Committee for a slate of events that are fun, educational and filled with chances to meet many other women, whether spouses or staff, who support the ag aviation industry. 

Monday, Dec. 5: Lunch and Tour of the Sunsphere: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join us for Monday’s lunch and tour of the Sunsphere, which was built for the 1982 World’s Fair and is a one-of-a-kind structure. The Observation Deck offers a breathtaking 360-degree view stretching from downtown to the Great Smoky Mountains including World’s Fair Park, the Tennessee River and the University of Tennessee Campus. The Sunsphere offers a 1982 World’s Fair timeline, gallery, memorabilia and gift shop. Lunch meal: Caesar salad, chicken piccata, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables and chocolate eclair cake. RSVP required for event to Cathy Ellett at  Monday event sponsored by GarrCo Products.
Wednesday, Dec. 7:  8–9:30 a.m.: NAAREF Relationship Drift (no RSVP required)
The Relationship Drift Session will look at how personal relationships affect pilot decision making and safety. Men and women should attend this session together, including couples and office crew. This is similar in format to the popular Compaass Rose program, but instead of better facilitating relations between inexperienced pilots and more experienced operators, the new session is designed to facilitate relations between operators/pilots and their spouses or significant others and office crew. All are invited! 

Wednesday, Dec. 7: 9:45 - 11:45 a.m.: Athena Project Presentation (no RSVP required)
Attend the Wednesday Athena Project presentation, The Importance and Challenges of Balancing Family, Home and Work. The program is written by the Athena presenters and committee for the office bookkeepers, the working loaders, operators, pilots and family members. The program covers information that is beneficial to anyone in the industry and family members. Attend this session, whether you’re a spouse, office crew or family member, to gain inspiration, encouragement and advice on better ways to serve our industry. All are invited and no RSVP is required. Wednesday’s Athena Project sponsored by Chuck Holzwarth Flying Service.

Silent Auction 
The Silent Auction opens on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. ET and closes on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET. There is no electronic bidding this year; please visit the Support Fundraising booth on the NAAA Trade Show Floor to view and bid on items.

Knoxville Information
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Family Room
If you plan to bring your family to the Ag Aviation Expo, we’ll have a room available for them to take a break. Let your little ones run around and allow your spouse and children to meet other families at the convention. Check the NAAA Expo App or printed program on site for more details. Please note that you are responsible for your own children; no childcare will be provided.