WAI Preps For Girls In Aviation Day

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More than 110 chapters of Women in Aviation International (WAI) are gearing up for Girls in Aviation Day to be held Saturday, Sept. 23. “Girls in Aviation Day has been embraced by the entire aviation community including pilots, airlines, aviation museums, FBOs, flight schools, colleges and universities, government officials and aviation businesses,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “This community effort speaks highly to the commitment we all feel to share our passion for aviation and create a diverse future aviation workforce.”

Delta Air Lines will host more than 120 girls at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, where they’ll meet current employees, learn about the fundamentals of flight, navigate a drone obstacle course, experience the inside of an air traffic control tower and fly a simulator. Former F/A-18 pilot and Blue Angel, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Corrie Mays. will close out the event. “We have no doubt that lives will be changed on Saturday,” adds Dr. Chabrian. “Girls worldwide are in for an experience that just may steer the course of their lives toward aviation – all done in a supportive, exciting and fun-filled environment.”

For more information on local Girls in Aviation Day events, visit www.wai.org/giad.

 

Comments (1)

Celebrating sexual discrimination in aviation? Like the aircraft knows or cares who is manipulating the controls? Or in today's world, the remote controls?

Posted by: MICHAEL MUETZEL | September 20, 2017 12:37 PM    Report this comment

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