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Women in Aviation - Evening in the Hangar

  • Southern Skies Aviation Grenier Drive and Husdon Place Archerfield (map)

The FOREST LAKE SQUADRON of the Australian Air League would like to invite you to celebrate International Womens' Week, with their special:

"Women in Aviation – Evening in the Hangar" – Wednesday 6th March 2019

This evening is especially relevant for girls and young women with a passion for aviation.

They will have the opportunity to hear from, and speak with, women who have careers in different areas of the aviation industry.

Our presenters are leaders in their fields, and this is a wonderful opportunity for girls and young women to learn how they too can become involved in different areas of aviation.

This year our speakers include:

Ms. Majorie Pagani - CEO, Angel Flight

Ms. Heather Stafford - Business Manager, Aviation Projects and

Ms. Bojana Spasojevic Sijacki - Lecturer in Aviation, Griffith Aviation, School of Engineering and Built Environment

All of best presenters have fascinating insights into the industry and advice they can share with our cadets and visitors.

The evening will also show girls how they can potentially earn a AAL Aviation Diploma with the Australian Air League.

Light refreshements will be served and there will be a Pink Paper Plane competition!

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th of March.

RSVP 4th March 2019.

Olga Hansen (Branch President - Forest Lake Squadron)

For more information visit:

or Facebook @AALForestLakeSquadron



Ms. Marjorie Pagani

Ms. Marjorie Pagani, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Angel Flight. Marjorie is also a practising barrister, and has assisted Angel Flight, on a pro-bono basis, particularly in aviation law, since the inception of the charity in 2003. She was also one of the first volunteer pilots, and holds a commercial pilot licence with instrument rating and twin-engine endorsement, and owns her own aircraft.

Marjorie took up the position of full-time CEO in early 2015. In addition to her legal practice, and assisting Angel Flight, she was a long-serving presiding member of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal, and the former North Qld Parole Board, as has held positions on both government and private Boards. She has retired from the RAAF after 17 years of service as a Squadron Leader in the RAAF specialist legal corps reserve, and has recently been appointed to the governing body of James Cook University (the JCU Council).

Marjorie lives in on her farm in Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, with her husband (a chief pilot and Angel Flight volunteer), where she runs a farm-animal rescue program. She has three sons and six grandchildren, and flies down to the Brisbane office of Angel Flight each week.

Ms. Heather Stafford

Heather is responsible for the day to day operation of the business including project management, stakeholder engagement and administration. Her role involves managing client relationships, implementing the quality management system and other management programs and overseeing finance and human resources.

Heather spent 14 years with the National Australia Bank as a Business Banking Manager and State Training and Development Manager. She worked with clients across diverse business sectors throughout Queensland.

Her time with the NAB helped Heather to develop strong analytical skills and organisational efficiency. She combines strategic planning and a dedication to sustainable excellence to
achieve positive outcomes.

Ms. Bojana Spasojevic

Bojana Spasojevic is a lecturer in Aviation Management at Griffith University, with a particular interest in the field of air transport and tourism. Her PhD topic focuses on leadership and stakeholder engagement during the process of air route development. Bojana uses innovative teaching in her courses, including the use of the Airline and Airport Online simulations. She has worked on consulting projects for Brisbane Airport Corporation and Adelaide Airport Ltd, in Australia.

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