WAI Celebrates Annual ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ With New App

Profiles of two women in aviation.
Photo Credits: USAF & American Airlines

LONDON – Women in Aviation International (WAI) are set to commemorate this year’s 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day on September 24 with the relaunch of a free Aviation for Girls App to enhance youngsters’ learning experience.

The new app with be available for both Apple and Android devices and will provide an engaging and educational experience.

The app will feature 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 WAI says that all kids, regardless of gender, are welcome to participate. The Aviation for Girls App is available for free all across the globe. You can download the free App here:  Download link Aviation For Girls App 

WAI statement

“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.”

Girls in Aviation Day – September 24

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.

The Aviation for Girls App was originally conceived in 2020, during the time of COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on social events. WAI launched the first version of the 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.

Worldwide events planned

More than 16,000 girls, ages 8-17, around the world will be able to experience the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day on September 24 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. Participants 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.

About Women in Aviation International

Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests.

The group has a diverse membership which includes astronauts, pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers, and many others.

WAI dedicates itself to investing in the current and future workforce, whilst developing and promoting an inclusive and sustainable aviation and aerospace industry. The group inspires girls to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace.

Editor’s note:

To find a GIAD event near you, click here:  https://www.wai.org/find-your-local-giad-2022-event. Additional general information and updates are also available at https://www.wai.org/giad.

You can also read some notable achievements by women in aviation this year here: American Airlines Flight Operated by an All-Black Female Crew to Honour Bessie Coleman ; Etihad makes history with first female Emirati captain

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