WAI Relaunches Aviation for Girls App

Posted By: Kelly Murphy Press Releases,

Final Countdown for Over 120 Events Worldwide

 September 16, 2022 – To commemorate the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day, Women in Aviation International is relaunching a free and year-around Aviation for Girls App to enhance youngsters’ learning experience. Available on Apple and Android devices, the user-friendly AFG App is custom designed for WAI to provide an extraordinary engaging and educational experience. This new app features a broad range of content including hands-on activities, virtual tours, interviews, scholarship information, instructional videos, book readings in multiple languages, as well as all of the digital issues of Aviation for Girls magazine. And despite the name, all kids, regardless of gender, are welcome to participate. The Aviation for Girls App is available for free all across the globe. Download the all new Aviation for Girls App here:  https://bit.ly/AviationForGirlsApp 

“With so many success stories from our Girls in Aviation Day events during the past seven years, we are thrilled to make a meaningful impact again with our re-designed Aviation for Girls App in addition to a record-breaking number of events this year,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay. “We know that introducing the next generation to positive female models in all areas of aviation will help move the needle to break barriers for women in all aviation and aerospace careers. With the generous support of WAI corporate sponsors, and dedicated WAI chapters and corporate members, we’ll deliver the experience of a lifetime that opens doors of previously unimagined opportunity in aviation and aerospace for girls around the globe.”

More than 16,000 girls, ages 8-17, around the world on September 24 will be able to experience the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day in their local communities through unique events hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI) Chapters and Corporate Members. Over 120 events are planned at airports, FBOs, museums, and hangars in 19 countries across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Girls will be introduced to career and lifestyle possibilities in aviation and aerospace through meeting female role models, career panels, exploring airplanes and airports, and a host of hands-on, fun and educational activities.

To find a GIAD event near you, click here:  https://www.wai.org/find-your-local-giad-2022-event. Additional information and updates about Girls in Aviation Day is available at https://www.wai.org/giad.

About Girls in Aviation Day: Since WAI’s first annual international Girls in Aviation Day in 2015, the annual WAI event has grown every year since its first gathering of 32 events and 3,200 participants. In 2019, GIAD met more than 20,000 attendees participating in 119 events in 18 countries. In 2020­––owing to COVID-19––WAI launched the first version of the Aviation for Girls App with hours of educational content reaching thousands of girls from more than 60 countries. Last year’s GIAD reached nearly 10,000 participants at 85 individual events presented worldwide. With the new Aviation for Girls App and the strong slate of in-person events, WAI will have introduced nearly 100,000 kids to new aviation dreams.

Many thanks to our 2022 Girls in Aviation Day partners without whom this incredible program would not be possible.  PREMIER – United Airlines CONTRIBUTING – ISTAT Foundation, PPG Foundation, SkyWest Airlines, Sporty’s Pilot Shop, U.S. Air Force SUPPORTING – Alaska Airlines, GE Aviation, Leidos, Lycoming Engines ADDITIONAL  – Baylor Institute for Air Science, Collins Aerospace, ConocoPhillips, Emanual Bachmann Foundation, JCL Aviation Services, JSX