ISTAT Funds Women In Aviation Programs

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The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation is giving $10,000 to Women in Aviation International (WAI) to expand distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine and produce an updated brochure on aviation careers. "With this ISTAT Foundation grant, we address two important issues facing aviation: attracting young people to the aviation community and giving them concrete information on the multitude of aviation careers open to them,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “The magazine and careers brochure are take-home resources which we hope will inspire young people to join the ranks of the aviation workforce, and we thank the ISTAT Foundation for sharing our vision through its generosity.”

The Aviation for Girls magazine will be widely circulated at WAI’s annual Girls in Aviation Day, held on Sept. 23 this year, with local WAI chapters introducing local girls to the aviation community and its career possibilities. This is the third year that WAI has received an ISTAT grant. Women in Aviation International, founded in 1990, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests with over 12,000 active members.

Comments (1)

"Aviation for Girls" magazine sounds a bit demeaning.
It reminds me of classes we use to call "chemistry for jocks" or "math for art history majors".

Personally I think it's counter productive (judging from the dwindling ranks of pilots, the looming automation in air transport & towers, offshoring of aviation manufacturing, etc) to inspire any person toward a career path into a negative growth sector.

Posted by: Mark Fraser | August 26, 2017 8:55 AM    Report this comment

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