Girls in Aviation Day

On September 23, 2017, Women in Aviation International chapters around the world will bring all of the passion, exploration, learning, and excitement of aviation and aerospace right to you. Across the Women in Aviation International network, plans are in the works for an extraordinary day of fun and inspiration! 

CONNECT with other girls and women who are excited about aviation!
EXPLORE the opportunities for working in the aviation and aerospace industry!
EXPERIENCE the high-flying fun aviation offers!

While activities at each event will vary, activities you might expect to find include:

  • MEET women with careers in aviation
  • EXPLORE the world of aviation
  • CONTROL a pretend air traffic control tower
  • LEARN about jobs at the airport
  • FIND OUT what an aircraft dispatcher does
  • TALK like a pilot when you say the alphabet
  • HEAR what it's like to be a professional pilot
  • CHECK OUT all different kinds of airplanes
  • USE tools that an aircraft mechanic uses
  • FLY a flight simulator and get a feel for the controls
  • TEST your own aeronautical designs like an engineer
  • NAVIGATE using an aviation sectional chart

Thank you to our growing list of 2017 sponsors! Your support will make this wonderful event fun and educational! 

Look for a brand new issue of Aviation for Girls magazine designed for readers ages 8-17!

Girls in Aviation Day 2017 All Sponsors and Supporters (as of September, 18, 2017)

A big thank you to the hundreds of chapter leaders and members who devoted countless hours of effort and heart, personal funding, and dedication to make Girls in Aviation Day 2017 a resounding success. In addition to chapter members, WAI and WAI Chapters all around the world would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their support. The thousands of chapter members and Girls in Aviation Day attendees have a new lasting memory thanks to the generosity of these sponsors and supporters.

WAIAir Wisconsin
Las Vegas ChapterAllegiant
WAI & Individual ChaptersAmerican Airlines
Atlanta's Gone with the Wind ChapterATP
WAIAurora Flight Sciences
WAIBell Helicopter
Stars of the North ChapterBernatello's
Bluegrass ChapterBernoulli's Ice Cream
WAICalifornia Baptist University
WAICape Air
Bluegrass ChapterCardinal Wings Aviation
Bluegrass ChapterClassic Biplane Tours
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterColumbia Helicopters
WAI & Individual ChaptersDelta Airlines
Bluegrass ChapterDirty Tease (t-shirts)
North Texas ChapterDr. Janette McMurtrie
North Texas ChapterEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University - Ft. Worth Campus
Purdue Chapter & Stars of the North ChapterEndeavor Air
WAIEnvoy Air
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterEvergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Chicago's Leading Edge ChapterExelon
North Texas ChapterFreeFlight
North Texas ChapterFrontiers of Flight Museum
Purdue ChapterGoJet
First in Flight ChapterHaeco
First in Flight ChapterHonda Aircraft Company
Purdue ChapterHorizon Air
Stars of the North ChapterInflight Pilot Training
WAIISTAT Foundation
Southern Airways ChapterJim Thompson Law
Stars of the North ChapterMAC
Stars of the North ChapterMBAA
North Texas ChapterMillion Air Dallas
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterNational Weather Service Portland
Bluegrass ChapterNexGen Aviation, LLC
Atlanta's Gone with the Wind ChapterOgara Jets
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterOregon International Airshow
Rose City ChapterPearson Field Education Center
WAI & Individual ChaptersPiedmont Airlines
Southern Airways ChapterPioneer Aviation Management
Stars of the North ChapterPremier Jet Center
WAI & Individual ChaptersPSA Airlines
North Texas ChapterRegional Airline Association (RAA)
Purdue ChapterRepublic Airline
Purdue Chapter & Stars of the North ChapterSkyWest Airlines
EVCC & Washington State ChapterSnohomish County Airport
Purdue ChapterSouthwest Airlines
Stars of the North ChapterSun Country
Purdue ChapterTextron Aviation
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterThe Line Up Shop
Southern Airways ChapterThe Southern Museum of Flight
WAIThe Sporty's Foundation
WAIUnited Airlines
Purdue ChapterUnited Parcel Service (UPS)
WAI & Individual ChaptersUPS
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterUS World Taekwondo Canby
Stars of the North ChapterUTC Aerospace
Bluegrass ChapterVintage Warbirds
EVCC & Washington State ChapterWashington State, The Center of Excellence
Willamette Valley Wings ChapterWillamette Aviation
Stars of the North ChapterWings Financial Credit Union
Stars of the North ChapterWings Insurance
Purdue ChapterWoolpert Inc.

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