Girls in Aviation Day 2018 Truly a Global Event
Worldwide outreach scheduled for October 13, 2018
Now in its fourth year as a global event, Girls in Aviation Day is designed to introduce and educate girls 8 to 17 years of age on the many career choices and lifestyle possibilities offered by the aviation/aerospace industry. In addition to over 50 Girls in Aviation events which will be presented from coast to coast here in the United States, the international chapters in WAI’s network will ensure Girls in Aviation Day is celebrated around the globe.
With a little more than a month to go, these are the countries in which international Girls in Aviation Day events have been confirmed:
- Canada (three events)
- India (17 events)
- Nigeria (two events)
- United Kingdom
“When I think of all the girls around the globe whose lives will be changed by attending Girls in Aviation Day, I could not be prouder of our members,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “We help them with educational materials, copies of Aviation for Girls magazine, and ideas, but they plan their own unique events, using local resources and role models, and countless hours of their own time.”
Last year, an estimated 9,700 girls participated in 74 separate events worldwide. That number of events has already been surpassed and will continue to grow through the Fall. In addition to WAI Chapters, WAI Corporate Members including Airbus, Cutter Aviation, Delta Air Lines, Eagle Aircraft Flight Academy, Experimental Aircraft Association, National Flight Academy, Signature Flight Support, and United Airlines are also planning events across the world.
Generous WAI Girls in Aviation Day Sponsors make the event possible and include: (Premier Level) Bell Helicopter, Delta Air Lines, ISTAT Foundation, Sporty’s Pilot Shop; (Signature Level) AeroShell, Air Wisconsin, Piedmont Airlines; (Supporting Level) NATCA; (Contributing Level) ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc.), Hartzell Propeller, SkyOne, and Utah Valley University.
A two-minute video on Girls in Aviation Day may be viewed HERE.
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone 937-839-4647; Fax 937-839-4645 or through www.wai.org.
Molly Martin, Outreach Director
Women in Aviation International