We are the San Diego Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Our San Diego chapter has over 60 members including private, charter, corporate, airline and military pilots; student pilots and flight instructors; aerospace engineers; airport managers and General Aviation business staff; flight attendants; air traffic controllers; and aviation enthusiasts. We focus on networking, career development and mentoring, fun events and tours, and are huge supporters of S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math).

At our 2016 annual Girls in Aviation Day, girls were introduced to some of the many possibilities available in a career in aviation. The event at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, as part of their annual Air Show, included an exclusive “meet and greet” with the Blue Angels pilots and the chance to see one of the F/A-18 Hornet jets up close.

Paris Clement, our incoming Chapter President for 2017, is a San Diego native with a passion for people and travel. Her grandfather, Lt Col Edwin Clement, was Gen MacArthur's navigator at the surrender of Japan in WWII. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science and Airport Management from 

Embry-Riddle and works full time at Virgin America Airlines (now part of Alaska Airlines). Paris completed U.S. Air Force Officers Training School in 2015 and is currently a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves. 

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!

Welcome to our new

Chapter sponsor!

We are pleased and excited to announce our new WAI San Diego Chapter Corporate Sponsors –  Bill and Claudia Allen and the Allen Airways Flying Museum.


The diverse aviation collection contains over 10,000 items including a significant library, historic aviation and aviation movie posters, head gear, propellers, collections pertaining to historic individuals, aviation art, airplanes, and automobilia.

January 28th Chapter Meeting ~

​Breakfast at CRQ!