Members in the News:
Beyond Haiku: Pilots Write Poetry

Beyond Haiku: Women Pilots Write Poetry

Some of our ASAA members had the opportunity to work on an amazing project this past spring. Collected and edited by American Airlines pilot and check airman Captain Linda Pauwels, a series of four books combining poetry, art and the art of flying began with the first book, “Beyond Haiku: Pilots Write Poetry” which was released in December of 2020.  Priscilla Patterson, our  ASAA Education Chairman, had the honor of mentoring with some delightful young artists on their artwork, and was able to be a contributor on books 2 and 3. This youtube trailer for “Beyond Haiku: Women Pilots Write Poetry” introduces book 2, with an official book launch scheduled for October 27 at Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL. Video composition and design is by Kateryna Sikulska (who starts initial flight training in the fall) and music is by AA Captain Susan Maule. @beyondhaiku
ASAA artists Crissie Murphy, who created the cover for book 3, and Mark Pestana, along with Mark’s daughter and great nieces, contributed to book 4, which are still in production. 

While all of our members worked pro bono,  proceeds from sale of the books will be contributed to ASAA, along with ISA+21, The Ninety-Nines, and Women in Aviation International, promoting scholarships and education.

Watch the trailer here:
Here is a link to the paperback on Amazon. Hardcover and Ebook are pending. Official book launch is October 27, 2021 at Books and Books and The Coral Gables Museum.

Available on Amazon:
Beyond Haiku: Women Pilots Write Poetry

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Interview with John W. Clark, ASAA

2020 ASAA Forum Logo by Jim Baletto

ASAA 2020 Forum and Exhibition Has Been Cancelled

Dear ASAA members, We regret to inform you that the 2020 art exhibition and forum in Savannah, Georgia has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some important details to be aware of:

Virtual Exhibition 2020: The ASAA board is looking to offer a virtual exhibition for 2020. This opens the door to reach a greater audience as we look into expanding our visibility through the use of social media. You will be receiving an email from our exhibition chair, Michael O’Neal, as to the details concerning interest, handling of the 2020 call for entry fees, and all other matters pertaining to a virtual show.

Hotel Reservations: The hotel block is canceled, but if you’ve already made reservations, you will need to call the hotel directly to cancel.

Hotel Information: Best Western Plus Savannah Airport Inn and Suites, 155 Bourne Ave., Pooler GA, 31322. Phone: 912-330-0330.

Forum Registration Fees: If you paid online, you will be receiving a refund. If you sent a check, I will destroy it. Please let me know ASAP if you would prefer I send it back.We are sad to put off our ASAA reunion, but given the severity of the virus and the instability of the situation this far, the board unanimously stands behind this decision. We are doing what we can to provide more opportunities for our members to gather and share talent and friendship. Until then, follow the guidelines for staving the virus, take some deep breaths, hug your loved ones, and stay well.

All our best,

Our plan is to honor the
Mighty Eighth in 2021 with a fantastic showing of healthy artists and amazing artwork.

East Coast Regional Meeting has been cancelled

As waves of closures sweep the country and more talk is being heard about the importance of “flattening the curve” it seems as though the inevitable has reached our doorstep, and we must make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s East Coast Regional. In the meantime—“Isolation? You mean stay in my studio and paint? Well, OKAY! If that’s how it must be.

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