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! 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for #GIAD17? Contact Jennifer Saddler Thomas.

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

Interested in advertising your products or services in this 2017 issue? Contact Kelly Murphy.

Find your nearest 2017 Girls in Aviation Day event here:

BRAZIL

Sao Paulo

WAI Brazil Chapter

Adriana Lacerda

+55-11-98993-8303

 

CANADA

London, Ontario

WAI Western Aviatrix Chapter

Dr. Victor Ujimoto

 

COLUMBIA

Bogota

Avianca Airlines

Alejandra Cardona Acevado

+571 – 5877700 Ext: 2201

 

INDIA

New Delhi

WAI India Chapter

Noopurr Chablani

+91-981-0498751

 

NIGERIA

Ikeja Lagos

WAI Nigeria Chapter

Rejoice Ndudinachi

234-802-313-8336

www.wainigeria.org

 

PUERTO RICO

San Juan

WAI Puerto Rico Chapter

Caroline Ocasio

 

SWITZERLAND           

Lausanne

WAI Edelweiss Chapter

Sandrine Rohrer

 

USA

ALABAMA

Auburn, Alabama

WAI War Eagle Chapter (Auburn University)

Kendall Higdon

407-616-4148

 

Birmingham, Alabama

WAI Southern Airways Chapter

Holly Roe

 

Mobile, Alabama

Airbus

Krystie Dunn

251-439-4949

 

CALIFORNIA

Fullerton, California

WAI WOW OC Chapter

Llen Oyco

 

Los Angeles, California

WAI Greater LA Area Chapter

Kathleen Rosario, Katrina Gilson, Carolyn Jones, & Cindy Santoso

562-201-4722

 

Riverside, California

WAI Blue Yonder Chapter (California Baptist Univ.)

Kim Roper

951-552-8800

 

San Diego, California

WAI San Diego Chapter

Serena Hart

916-757-5921

 

San Francisco, California

United Airlines

Kim Pritchard

415-404-1389

 

COLORADO

Denver, Colorado

United Airlines

Kaitlin Doherty

 

Denver, Colorado

WAI Mile High Chapter

Trimbi Szabo

 

FLORIDA

Lakeland, Florida

WAI Heart of Florida Chapter

Olivia Lisbon

863-430-7385

Please RSVP at the Heart of Florida chapter's Facebook page.

 

Orlando, Florida

WAI Central Florida Chapter

Laura Spolar

407-493-1730

 

Pensacola, Florida

National Flight Academy

Cassie Redmyer

850-453-2389

 

GEORGIA

Atlanta, Georgia

WAI Atlanta's Gone with the Wind Chapter

Becca Friesen

909-471-9612

 

HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii

WAI Hawaii 50 Chapter

Annie Domko

 

ILLINOIS

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Leading Edge Chapter

Maureen Hallacy

Please visit the Chapter's Facebook Page for more information on the event.

Registration is required. Please REGISTER HERE.

 

Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines

Andrea Arango

872-825-5568

 

INDIANA

West Lafayette, Indiana

WAI Purdue Chapter

Emily Linenkugel

419-349-5532

 

KENTUCKY

Louisville, Kentucky

WAI Bluegrass Chapter

Crystal Korff

502-608-6524

 

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis, Minnesota

WAI Stars of the North Chapter

Dawne Barrett

817-266-4220

 

MISSOURI

St. Louis, Missouri

WAI Women With Wings Chapter

Laura O'Brien

202-909-8362

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Greensboro, North Carolina

WAI First in Flight Chapter

Valerie Barrett or Chandra Steiner

 

OHIO

Cincinnati, Ohio

WAI The Wright Chapter & Sporty's

Becky Adams

614-440-4440

 

Kent, Ohio

WAI KSU Flying Black Squirrels Chapter

Liz Porter

330-672-4449

 

OREGON

Aurora, Oregon

WAI Willamette Valley Wings Chapter

Erin Bosnjak

541-921-1621

 

TENNESSEE

Nashville, Tennessee

WAI Music City Chapter

Deborah Baugh

 

TEXAS

San Antonio, Texas

WAI Alamo City Chapter

Melinda Vasquez

 

Dallas, Texas

WAI North Texas Chapter

Molly Martin

Free tickets required – please see http://bit.ly/DallasGIAD17

 

Houston, Texas

WAI Houston Chapter

Joanna Morris

281-224-2389

 

UTAH

Orem, Utah

WAI Utah Valley University Chapter

Contact TBD

 

Logan, Utah

WAI Utah State University Chapter

Andreas Wesemann

435-797-0680

 

WASHINGTON

Everett, Washington

Everett Community College Aviation Department

Dina Prigmore

425-388-9584

 

Seattle/Snohomish, Washington

WAI Washington State Chapter

Rebecca Burghy

Space is very limited, so RSVPs are required. Please RSVP now!

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